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Annotations of low-level perceptual confounds in the research cut of the audio-visual movie "Forrest Gump" and its audio-description

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For further information about the project visit: http://studyforrest.org

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  • annotation/

    Frame-wise (40 milliseconds) annotations of auditory and visual low-level confounds for each stimulus segment of the audio-description and audio-visual movie (audio-description: e.g. fg_ad_seg0_rms.tsv; movie: e.g. fg_av_ger_seg0_rms.tsv). One file of tab-separated values for every confound (providing onset, duration, and value of confound):

    • audio/*_rms.tsv: root-mean square power (a.k.a. volume)
    • audio/*_lrdiff.tsv: left-right volume difference
    • visual/*_brmean.tsv: mean brightness of a movie frame
    • visual/*_brlr.tsv: difference in brightness left minus right half of each movie frame
    • visual/*_brud.tsv: difference in brightness upper half minus lower half of each movie frame (a.k.a. "bring me that horizon")
    • visual/*_phash.tsv.: perceptual hash of each movie frame (computed by the phash function of imagehash v4.1.0)
    • visual/*_normdiff.tsv: normalized perceptual difference of each movie frame in respect to its previous movie frame
  • code/

    Code to extract the information from the stimulus segments, compute the output values, and write the tab-separated values files.

  • inputs/

    The segmented stimulus media files (Matroska Multimedia Container) of the audio-description and audio-visual movie as used during fMRI scanning. Not publicly accessible.

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