Critical Period for Cross-Modal Plasticity in Blind Humans: A Functional MRI Study

@article{Sadato2002CriticalPF,
  title={Critical Period for Cross-Modal Plasticity in Blind Humans: A Functional MRI Study},
  author={Norihiro Sadato and Tomohisa Okada and Manabu Honda and Yoshiharu Yonekura},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2002},
  volume={16},
  pages={389-400}
}
The primary visual cortex (V1) in congenitally blind humans has been shown to be involved in tactile discrimination tasks, indicating that there is a shift in function of this area of cortex, but the age dependency of the reorganization is not fully known. To investigate the reorganized network, we measured the change of regional cerebral blood flow using 3.0 Tesla functional MRI during passive tactile tasks performed by 15 blind and 8 sighted subjects. There was increased activity in the… Expand
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