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Using fMRI Brain Activation to Identify Cognitive States Associated with Perception of Tools and Dwellings

  • Svetlana V. Shinkareva mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: shinkareva@sc.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Robert A. Mason,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Vicente L. Malave,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Wei Wang,

    Affiliation: Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Tom M. Mitchell,

    Affiliation: Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Marcel Adam Just

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: January 02, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001394

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Native language of subjects

Posted by flick on 27 Jan 2009 at 23:24 GMT

Twelve right-handed adults (8 female) from the Carnegie Mellon community participated and gave written informed consent approved by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon Institutional Review Boards. Six additional participants were excluded from the analysis due to head motion greater than 2.5 mm.
http://plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0001394#article1.body1.sec2.sec1.p1

Did all the subjects have teh same first language ? Was it English ?