The human brain processes vast amounts of diverse input that are continuously gathered across the senses. However, most experiments study the brain via simplified stimuli that do little to resemble the complexity of a natural environment — a mismatch that must be addressed if we are to better understand how the brain works.

This project centers around the use of the movie Forrest Gump, which provides complex sensory input that is both reproducible and is also richly laden with real-life-like content and contexts.

Since its initial release, the StudyForrest dataset has grown and been extended substantially, and now encompasses many hours of fMRI scans, structural brain scans, eye-tracking data, and extensive annotations of the movie.
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Last Modified: 02.06.2022