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Research Article

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

About the Authors

Svetlana V. Shinkareva, Robert A. Mason, Vicente L. Malave, Marcel Adam Just
Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Svetlana V. Shinkareva, Wei Wang, Tom M. Mitchell
Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: shinkareva@sc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MJ SS TM. Performed the experiments: SS. Analyzed the data: SS VM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SS RM VM WW. Wrote the paper: MJ SS TM.