[FieldTrip] Open-Access Dataset: Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (CamCAN)

Darren Price Darren.Price at mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Wed Nov 9 17:11:08 CET 2016

Dear Fieldtrippers

The Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN; www.cam-can.org) is pleased to announce the release of raw data from the first wave of Phase II of the Cam-CAN cohort. These data include MRI, MEG and cognitive data from approximately 650 males and females uniformly distributed from 18 to 88 years of age. The sample is unique in its population-representativeness (e.g, relative to national census data) and the depth and breadth of neuroimaging and cognitive assessment. The MRI data (in NIFTI and BIDS format) include T1-weighted, T2-weighted and Diffusion-weighted 3T MRI images, plus 3 runs of BOLD-weighted images during 1) rest, 2) movie-watching and 3) an event-related sensorimotor task (with combined visual and auditory stimuli cueing a motor response); the MEG data (in FIF format) include 3 runs of 1) rest, 2) the same sensorimotor task as the fMRI and 3) a passive sensory task (with separate visual and auditory stimuli); the behavioural data include scores on tasks assessing a range of cognitive domains, such as fluid intelligence, memory, language, among others. For more information about the CamCAN project and data, see:

Shafto et al. (2014). The Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN) study protocol: a cross-sectional, lifespan, multidisciplinary examination of healthy cognitive ageing. BMC Neurology, 14(204). doi:10.1186/s12883-014-0204-1.

Taylor et al. (2015). The Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN) data repository: Structural and functional MRI, MEG, and cognitive data from a cross-sectional adult lifespan sample. NeuroImage. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.09.018.

We hope to release more data (e.g, MT-weighted and preprocessed MRI/MEG data) in future. The data are provided freely after agreeing to minimal conditions, via this page: https://camcan-archive.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/dataaccess/


Dr. Darren Price
Investigator Scientist and Cam-CAN Data Manager
MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit
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