Data and code from: Immaturities in Reward Processing and Its Influence on Inhibitory Control in Adolescence
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UID: 83

Author(s): Geier, Charles, Terwilliger, Robert, Teslovich Woo, Theresa, Velanova, Katerina+, Luna, Beatriz+ + University of Pittsburgh Author

Data and code are provided for an fMRI study examining brain function among adolescents and young adults during an anti-saccade (deliberately looking away from a target) task. The data package on OpenNeuro includes sex and age information for 28 participants, eye movement data, defaced resting-state anatomy scans, defaced imaging data collected for the task, a README, and a JSON file containing metadata for the anti-saccade task. The Github repository hosts data processing and analysis scripts.

From the abstract: "The nature of immature reward processing and the influence of rewards on basic elements of cognitive control during adolescence are currently not well understood. Here, during functional magnetic resonance imaging, healthy adolescents and adults performed a modified antisaccade task in which trial-by-trial reward contingencies were manipulated. The use of a novel fast, event-related design enabled developmental differences in brain function underlying temporally distinct stages of reward processing and response inhibition to be assessed. Reward trials compared with neutral trials resulted in faster correct inhibitory responses across ages and in fewer inhibitory errors in adolescents. During reward trials, the blood oxygen level–dependent signal was attenuated in the ventral striatum in adolescents during cue assessment, then overactive during response preparation, suggesting limitations during adolescence in reward assessment and heightened reactivity in anticipation of reward compared with adults. Importantly, heightened activity in the frontal cortex along the precentral sulcus was also observed in adolescents during reward-trial response preparation, suggesting reward modulation of oculomotor control regions supporting correct inhibitory responding. Collectively, this work characterizes specific immaturities in adolescent brain systems that support reward processing and describes the influence of reward on inhibitory control. In sum, our findings suggest mechanisms that may underlie adolescents’ vulnerability to poor decision-making and risk-taking behavior."

Subject of Study
Population Age
Subject Gender
Subject Sex
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Behavioral data captured from eye tracking, anatomy scan, and anti-saccade task fMRI images
Accession #: ds000121

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Data-processing bash scripts

Access Restrictions
Free to all
Access Instructions
Download data via OpenNeuro and code via Github. Data are licensed via PDDL (Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License.)
Associated Publications
Data Type
Equipment Used
Applied Science Laboratories (ASL) Model 504LRO
Siemens MAGNETON Allegra 3.0 T
Software Used
FSL (FMRIB Software Library)
Study Type
Dataset Format(s)
NIfTI (.nii, paired .hdr and .img), TSV (.tsv)
Resource Type(s)
Dataset, Software
Dataset Size
3.44 GB

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