A functional neuroimaging dataset acquired during naturalistic movie watching and narrated recall of a series of short cinematic films
Whole-brain functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data from twenty healthy human participants were collected during naturalistic movie watching and free spoken recall tasks. Participants watched ten short (approximately 2 - 8 min) audiovisual movies and then verbally described what they remembered about the movies in their own words. Participants' verbal responses were audio recorded using an MR-compatible microphone. The audio recordings were transcribed and timestamped by independent coders. The neural and behavioral data were organized in the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) format and made publicly available via OpenNeuro.org. The dataset can be used to explore the neural bases of naturalistic memory and other cognitive functions including but not limited to visual/auditory perception, language comprehension, and speech generation.