These datasets and have been made publicly available by the lab. Please cite the corresponding publication when you uses any.

10k US Adult Faces Database

A collection of memorability scores, attribute rankings, and demographic information based on an experiment run with 10,168 natural face photographs that follow demographics of the 1990 US Census. It also includes a program to easily navigate the 10,000+ image dataset to create custom image sets based on memorability or several other attributes. Access here.

Citation: Bainbridge, W. A., Isola, P., & Oliva, A. (2013). The Intrinsic Memorability of Face Photographs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142(4), 1323-1334.

Aphantasic Drawing Database

 Dataset of memory drawings, perception drawings, drawing movement data, and broad demographics for 61 aphantasic and 52 typical imagery participants. Access here.

Citation: Bainbridge, W.A., Pounder, Z., Eardley, A.F., & Baker, C.I. (in press). Quantifying Aphantasia through drawing: Those without visual imagery show deficits in object but not spatial memory. Cortex.

Big Data in the Psychological Sciences

This is a repository of Big Data collected by undergraduate students in the University of Chicago class Big Data in the Psychological Sciences. Topics span a diversity of questions, including questions on social psychology, decision making, reactions to the pandemic, the replication crisis, and representation in psychology.  Access here.

Citation: Bainbridge, W. A., & Schertz, K. E. (2021, March 25). Big Data in the Psychological Sciences @ UChicago. Retrieved from

MTL & VVS ROI Collection

Anatomically defined medial temporal lobe (N=40) regions and functionally defined ventral visual stream regions (N=70). Access here.

Citation: Bainbridge, W. A., Dilks, D.D., & Oliva, A. (2017). Memorability: A stimulus-driven perceptual neural signature distinctive from memory. NeuroImage, 149, 141-152.

Memorability Experiment Maker

A tool that makes web-based memorability experiments for your stimulus set. Access here

Citation: Bainbridge, W. A. (2016). The memorability of people: Intrinsic memorability across transformations of a person’s face. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Advance online publication.

Natural Image Statistical Toolbox for MATLAB

A set of MATLAB scripts that allows you to measure and compare stimulus sets, to ensure they are controlled for on various low-level visual properties, such as spatial frequency, color, and symmetry. Access here.

Citation: Bainbridge, W.A., & Oliva, A. (2015). A toolbox and sample object perception data for equalization of natural images. Data in Brief 5, 846-851.

Object Interaction Envelope Stimuli

A set of stimuli for interaction envelope experiments, controlled for physical size and several other object properties. Access here.

Citation: Bainbridge, W. A. & Oliva, A. (2015). Interaction envelope: Local spatial representations of objects at all scales in scene-selective regions. NeuroImage 122, 408-416. AND Bainbridge, W.A., & Oliva, A. (2015). A toolbox and sample object perception data for equalization of natural images. Data in Brief 5, 846-851.

Memory Drawing Data and Scoring Experiments

A collection of 2,600+ drawings of scenes done from memory, perception, and category schemas, as well as Amazon Mechanical Turk scripts for scoring these drawings. Access here.

Citation: Bainbridge, W.A., Hall, E.H., & Baker, C.I. (in press). Highly diagnostic and detailed content of visual memory revealed during free recall of real-world scenes. Nature Communications.

Psytoolkit Psychophysics Scripts

A collection of scripts for classical psychophysical studies written for Psytoolkit. Access here.

Citation: Bainbridge, W.A. (2017). The resiliency of memorability: A predictor of memory separate from attention and priming. arXiv.

HRI Sensor Data

A collection of sensor data from three different human-robot interaction studies, with multiple users, sensors, and behavioral and survey-based measures. Access here.

Citation: Bainbridge, W. A., Nozawa, S., Ueda, R., Okada, K., & Inaba, M. (2012). A methodological outline and utility assessment of sensor-based biosignal measurement in human-robot interaction. International Journal for Social Robotics, 4, 303-316.

Large-Scale Boundary Transformation Database

A database of boundary transformation scores across 1,000 images and 2,000 participants, with quantified image properties. Access here.

Citation: Bainbridge, W.A. & Baker, C.I. (2020). Boundaries extend and contract in scene memory depending on image properties. Current Biology, 30.