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Route Learning

Subjects were scanned while learning 2 pairs of overlapping routes on the NYU campus. Subjects completed 14 rounds of route learning during which they viewed repetitions of the routes and learned to predict the destination of each. To encourage learning catch trials were included during which the route would stop in the middle and subjects would be asked to either identify 1) the final destination of that route or 2) the direction of the next turn in the route (right/left). After exiting the scanner subjects completed a picture test in which they were shown still images selected from the routes and were asked to identify the destination associated with each image. Two independent experiments were performed using different sets of routes.


Link to a sample task video (also present in dataset):


001 functional localizer fMRI tasks

002 route learning


  • Brice A Kuhl
  • Serra E Favila
  • Ashima Oza
  • Avi JH Chanales

Contact Information:

Name: Avi Chanales

Acknowledgements and Funding:

We thank Anthony Stigliani and Kalanit Grill-Spector for providing stimuli for the category localizer. This work was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (1RO1NS089729) to B.A.K.

External Publication Links:

Overlap among spatial memories triggers divergence of hippocampal representations

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Scanner Type:

Siemens Allegra 3T



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How to cite this dataset:

In addition to any citation requirements in the dataset summary please use the following to cite this dataset:

This data was obtained from the OpenfMRI database. Its accession number is ds000217



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