Saxelab Theory of Mind Resources

The Saxe Lab, in order to support open science, further scientific inquiry, and encourage replication, freely makes available several resources on our website. If you would like a resource from a publication not listed here, please contact us.


To identify functional regions of interest (fROI) in the Theory of Mind (ToM) network, the Saxe Lab has developed several localizers. Verbal and non-verbal stimuli reliably localize the Theory of Mind network and Pain Matrix across participants.


The Saxe Lab is committed to making available any stimuli set from published research. If you are interested in obtaining a stimuli set that is not currently posted, please contact us and we will provide the requested stimuli.


The Saxe Lab is increasingly making fMRI data publicly available through OpenNeuro.

ToM Group Maps

The Saxe Lab Theory of Mind localizer has been used to identify the ToM network in over 450 neurotypical subjects. Here we provide group maps from an RFX analysis of these subjects to identify the ToM network which include the bilateral temporoparietal junctions, the precuneus, the medial prefrontal cortex, and the right superior temporal sulcus. This group map can be used in conjuction with the Saxe Lab localizers to functionally identify the ToM network.


Each resource has a link to the journal article associated with the resource. If you use any of the Saxe Lab resources (localizers, stimuli, or group maps), please cite the corresponding publication. Thank you!

fMRI Bootcamp

fMRI bootcamp is a two-day lecture series in which Professor Rebecca Saxe teaches the fundamentals of fMRI data analysis. You can watch clips from the 2017 bootcamp here!