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8.2.1. nilearn.datasets.fetch_atlas_craddock_2012

nilearn.datasets.fetch_atlas_craddock_2012(data_dir=None, url=None, resume=True, verbose=1)[source]

Download and return file names for the Craddock 2012 parcellation

The provided images are in MNI152 space.

See 1 for the licence.

See 2 and 3 for more information on this parcellation.

data_dirpathlib.Path or str, optional

Path where data should be downloaded. By default, files are downloaded in home directory.

urlstr, optional

URL of file to download. Override download URL. Used for test only (or if you setup a mirror of the data). Default=None.

resumebool, optional

Whether to resume download of a partly-downloaded file. Default=True.

verboseint, optional

Verbosity level (0 means no message). Default=1.


Dictionary-like object, keys are: scorr_mean, tcorr_mean, scorr_2level, tcorr_2level, random



Licence: creative commons attribution non-commercial share alike. Accessed: 2021-05-11.


R. Cameron Craddock, G.Andrew James, Paul E. Holtzheimer III, Xiaoping P. Hu, and Helen S. Mayberg. A whole brain fmri atlas generated via spatially constrained spectral clustering. Human Brain Mapping, 33(8):1914–1928, 2012. URL:, arXiv:, doi:


Spatially constrained parcellation. Accessed: 2021-05-11.