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Language networks in anophthalmia: maintained hierarchy of processing in 'visual' cortex.

Abstract:

Imaging studies in blind subjects have consistently shown that sensory and cognitive tasks evoke activity in the occipital cortex, which is normally visual. The precise areas involved and degree of activation are dependent upon the cause and age of onset of blindness. Here, we investigated the cortical language network at rest and during an auditory covert naming task in five bilaterally anophthalmic subjects, who have never received visual input. When listening to auditory definitions and co...

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10.1093/brain/aws067

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Cardiovascular Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Brain : a journal of neurology
Volume:
135
Issue:
Pt 5
Pages:
1566-1577
Publication date:
2012-05-05
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EISSN:
1460-2156
ISSN:
0006-8950
URN:
uuid:f2c01584-5d01-47ca-b9e1-29e96208e478
Source identifiers:
320313
Local pid:
pubs:320313

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