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Imaging studies in congenital anophthalmia reveal preservation of brain architecture in 'visual' cortex.

Abstract:

The functional specialization of the human brain means that many regions are dedicated to processing a single sensory modality. When a modality is absent, as in congenital total blindness, 'visual' regions can be reliably activated by non-visual stimuli. The connections underlying this functional adaptation, however, remain elusive. In this study, using structural and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging, we investigated the structural differences in the brains of six bilaterally ano...

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10.1093/brain/awp279

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Brain : a journal of neurology
Volume:
132
Issue:
Pt 12
Pages:
3467-3480
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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EISSN:
1460-2156
ISSN:
0006-8950
URN:
uuid:c1adeed2-0263-4398-96fa-385137aead56
Source identifiers:
10939
Local pid:
pubs:10939

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