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      A naturalistic neuroimaging database for understanding the brain using ecological stimuli


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          Neuroimaging has advanced our understanding of human psychology using reductionist stimuli that often do not resemble information the brain naturally encounters. It has improved our understanding of the network organization of the brain mostly through analyses of ‘resting-state’ data for which the functions of networks cannot be verifiably labelled. We make a ‘ Naturalistic Neuroimaging Database’ (NNDb v1.0) publically available to allow for a more complete understanding of the brain under more ecological conditions during which networks can be labelled. Eighty-six participants underwent behavioural testing and watched one of 10 full-length movies while functional magnetic resonance imaging was acquired. Resulting timeseries data are shown to be of high quality, with good signal-to-noise ratio, few outliers and low movement. Data-driven functional analyses provide further evidence of data quality. They also demonstrate accurate timeseries/movie alignment and how movie annotations might be used to label networks. The NNDb can be used to answer questions previously unaddressed with standard neuroimaging approaches, progressing our knowledge of how the brain works in the real world.


          Measurement(s) functional brain measurement • Behavioral Assessment
          Technology Type(s) functional magnetic resonance imaging • NIH Toolbox
          Factor Type(s) movie
          Sample Characteristic - Organism Homo sapiens
          Sample Characteristic - Environment laboratory facility

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              Here, we demonstrate that subject motion produces substantial changes in the timecourses of resting state functional connectivity MRI (rs-fcMRI) data despite compensatory spatial registration and regression of motion estimates from the data. These changes cause systematic but spurious correlation structures throughout the brain. Specifically, many long-distance correlations are decreased by subject motion, whereas many short-distance correlations are increased. These changes in rs-fcMRI correlations do not arise from, nor are they adequately countered by, some common functional connectivity processing steps. Two indices of data quality are proposed, and a simple method to reduce motion-related effects in rs-fcMRI analyses is demonstrated that should be flexibly implementable across a variety of software platforms. We demonstrate how application of this technique impacts our own data, modifying previous conclusions about brain development. These results suggest the need for greater care in dealing with subject motion, and the need to critically revisit previous rs-fcMRI work that may not have adequately controlled for effects of transient subject movements. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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                Nature Publishing Group UK (London )
                13 October 2020
                13 October 2020
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                [1 ]GRID grid.83440.3b, ISNI 0000000121901201, London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium, , University College London, ; London, UK
                [2 ]GRID grid.83440.3b, ISNI 0000000121901201, Experimental Psychology, , University College London, ; London, UK
                [3 ]GRID grid.9435.b, ISNI 0000 0004 0457 9566, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, , University of Reading, ; Reading, UK
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