Auditory motion in the sighted and blind: Early visual deprivation triggers a large-scale imbalance between auditory and “visual” brain regions

@article{Dormal2016AuditoryMI,
  title={Auditory motion in the sighted and blind: Early visual deprivation triggers a large-scale imbalance between auditory and “visual” brain regions},
  author={Giulia Dormal and Mohamed Rezk and Esther Yakobov and Franco Lepore and Olivier Collignon},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2016},
  volume={134},
  pages={630-644}
}
How early blindness reorganizes the brain circuitry that supports auditory motion processing remains controversial. We used fMRI to characterize brain responses to in-depth, laterally moving, and static sounds in early blind and sighted individuals. Whole-brain univariate analyses revealed that the right posterior middle temporal gyrus and superior occipital gyrus selectively responded to both in-depth and laterally moving sounds only in the blind. These regions overlapped with regions… Expand
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