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INTRODUCTION The idea of fMRI activation in white matter (WM) is controversial. Our recent work has used two different approaches to investigate whether there is evidence for WM fMRI. The first approach used words and faces to elicit interhemispheric transfer activation in the posterior corpus callosum (Sperry task). The second approach used checkerboard(More)
There is growing evidence for the idea of fMRI activation in white matter. In the current study, we compared hemodynamic response functions (HRF) in white matter and gray matter using 4 T fMRI. White matter fMRI activation was elicited in the isthmus of the corpus callosum at both the group and individual levels (using an established interhemispheric(More)
BACKGROUND Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in white matter has long been considered controversial. Recently, this viewpoint has been challenged by an emerging body of evidence demonstrating white matter activation in the corpus callosum. The current study aimed to determine whether white matter activation could be detected outside of the corpus(More)
Recently, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) activation has been detected in white matter, despite the widely-held belief that fMRI activation is restricted to gray matter. The objective of the current study was to determine whether the regions of white matter fMRI activation were structurally connected to the functional network in gray matter. To(More)
The majority of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies restrict their focus to gray matter regions because this tissue is highly perfused relative to white matter. However, an increasing number of studies are reporting fMRI activation in white matter. The current study had two objectives: 1) to evaluate whether it is possible to detect white(More)
BACKGROUND It is generally believed that activation in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is restricted to gray matter. Despite this, a number of studies have reported white matter activation, particularly when the corpus callosum is targeted using interhemispheric transfer tasks. These findings suggest that fMRI signals may not be neatly confined(More)
Many studies have investigated test-retest reliability of active voxel classification for fMRI, which is increasingly important for emerging clinical applications. The implicit impact of voxel-wise thresholding on this type of reliability has previously been under-appreciated. This has had two detrimental effects: (1) reliability studies use different fixed(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) activation in white matter is controversial. Given that many of the studies that report fMRI activation in white matter used high field MRI systems, we investigated the field strength dependence of sensitivity to white matter fMRI activation. In addition, we evaluated the temporal signal to noise ratio (tSNR) of(More)
Recent developments have shown that it is possible to detect functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) activation in white matter (WM). Enhanced sensitivity to WM fMRI signals has been associated with the asymmetric spin echo (ASE) spiral sequence. The ASE spiral sequence produces three consecutive images that have equal blood-oxygen level-dependent(More)