The brain represents people as the mental states they habitually experience

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Description: OSF repository for Thornton, Weaverdyck, & Tamir (2019) Nature Communications. See wiki for data/code dictionary.

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International


This study draws on data from three previous investigations. The original code and data for those studies are available here as linked components. See below for a description of the data/code specific to this study: /Neural, textual, and ratings analyses ad_dims.csv - ratings of mental states on trait likeness, duration, and trait-diagnosticity alphamask.nii - binary 3D image mask indicating whic...


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