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Cognitive theories of human language processing often distinguish between concrete and abstract concepts. In this work, we analyze the discriminability of concrete and abstract concepts in fMRI data using a range of analysis methods. We find that the distinction can be decoded from the signal with an accuracy significantly above chance, but it is not found to be a relevant structuring factor in clustering and relational analyses. From our detailed comparison, we obtain the impression that humanarXiv:2002.08880v1 fatcat:azvoqd6ktndmfmbfcjewqwdd4u