Data for "In search of different categories of abstract concepts: a fMRI adaptation study"

Published: 24 February 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/tywd3vvg97.1


The event-related fMRI task was a passive reading task where subjects were presented with abstract or concrete word pairs, consisting of two words belonging to the Same or Different Category conditions. Partcipants were instructed to silently read the words. When referring to this dataset, please cite the associated publication at - Funding: This study was supported by a European Union Grant (FP6-2004-NESTPATH, Grant 028714 to S.F.C. and G.V.). - Uploaded Documents: SR_22587_2021_Materials.pdf This document includes the following materials associated with Supplementary Information of the publication at • List of the experimental stimuli divided by semantic categories • Variables used for the selection of the experimental stimuli • Lists of experimental conditions and design set-up • List of experimental stimuli for the baseline condition - Sample Size: 36 - Scanner Type: 3 T Intera Philips body scanner - Data Type included in the fMRI dataset: Anonymized preprocessed smoothed and normalized fMRI volumes included in the time-series for each subject. All fMRI images included in each time-series are in the Neuroimaging Informatics Technology Initiative (NIfTI) open file format.


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See "Materials and methods" section in Conca, F., Catricalà, E., Canini, M., Petrini, A., Vigliocco, G., Cappa, S. F., & Della Rosa, P. A. (2021). In search of different categories of abstract concepts: a fMRI adaptation study. Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-11.


Scuola Universitaria Superiore Pavia, Ospedale San Raffaele, Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Nazionale C Mondino Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico


Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cognitive Neuroscience, Semantic Processing, Semantic Memory, Language