Kyle K. Xing

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The superior colliculus (SC) is a laminated subcortical structure in the mammalian midbrain, whose superficial layers receive visual information from the retina and the visual cortex. To date, its functional organization and development in the visual system remain largely unknown. This study employed blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) functional MRI(More)
In rats, the superior colliculus (SC) is a main destination for retinal ganglion cells and is an important subcortical structure for vision. Electrophysiology studies have observed that many SC neurons are highly sensitive to moving objects, but complementary non-invasive functional imaging studies with larger fields of view have been rarely conducted. In(More)
This paper demonstrated our recent use of contrast-enhanced MRI, diffusion tensor/kurtosis imaging, proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and functional MRI techniques, for in vivo and global assessments of the structure, metabolism and function of the visual system in rodent studies of ocular diseases, optic neuropathies, developmental plasticity and(More)
Intensity is an important physical property of a sound wave and is customarily reported as sound pressure level (SPL). Invasive techniques such as electrical recordings, which typically examine one brain region at a time, have been used to study neuronal encoding of SPL throughout the central auditory system. Non-invasive functional magnetic resonance(More)
This study employed blood oxygenation leveldependent functional MRI (BOLD-fMRI) to evaluate the visual responses in the superior colliculus of the developing rat brain from the time of eyelid opening to adulthood. Upon flash illumination to the contralateral eye, the regional BOLD response underwent a systematic increase in amplitude with age especially(More)
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