Brain Plasticity in Blind Subjects Centralizes Beyond the Modal Cortices

@inproceedings{OrtizTern2016BrainPI,
  title={Brain Plasticity in Blind Subjects Centralizes Beyond the Modal Cortices},
  author={Laura Ortiz-Ter{\'a}n and Tom{\'a}s Ortiz and David L Perez and Jose Ignacio Arag{\'o}n and Ibai D{\'i}ez and Alvaro Pascual-Leone and Jorge Sepulcre},
  booktitle={Front. Syst. Neurosci.},
  year={2016}
}
It is well established that the human brain reorganizes following sensory deprivations. In blind individuals, visual processing regions including the lateral occipital cortex (LOC) are activated by auditory and tactile stimuli as demonstrated by neurophysiological and neuroimaging investigations. The mechanisms for such plasticity remain unclear, but shifts in connectivity across existing neural networks appear to play a critical role. The majority of research efforts to date have focused on… CONTINUE READING