2007 Pittsburgh Brain Activity Interpretation Competition

Interpreting subject-driven actions and sensory experience
in a rigorously characterized virtual world

2007 PBAIC Results

Results for the 2007 PBAIC are now online.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone that participated in this year's competition.

News and Updates

Latest news and updates concerning the competition will be posted on the News and Updates page.

Competition Overview

The goal is to infer subjective experience from a rigorously collected data set of fMRI data associated with dynamic experiences in a virtual reality environment with a quantitative metric of success. Groups from all nations and disciplines are encouraged to participate.  Awardees will be required to describe their methods, provide results, and either present the methods or provide written descriptions at the Competition Workshop at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping being held June 10-14, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Prizes will be awarded ($10,000 1st; $5,000 2nd; $2,000 3rd; $5,000 Reviewers’ Choice - Neuroscience Award). Entrants will have access to the data and will be allowed/encouraged to publish any findings derived from their analysis.
Click here for the 2006 PBAIC results.


Groups from all nations and disciplines are encouraged to participate. Contestants must register to enter the Pittsburgh Brain Activity Interpretation Competition.

Competition Materials

Access to the competition guidebook, as well as webcasts, and other 2007 competition documents.

Message Board

General questions about the competition, competition data sets, etc. may be directed to the competition message board. The message board is world readable, but you must be registered to post.

Data Download

Registered participants may download data from the download page.

Submit Results

Submission for the PBC 2007 PBAIC is now closed.

Contact Information

Contact the PBC Team.

Images from VR2 Worlds created by Psychology Software Tools Inc. www.pstnet.com. Reproduced with permission.