Early ‘visual’ cortex activation correlates with superior verbal memory performance in the blind

@article{Amedi2003EarlyC,
  title={Early ‘visual’ cortex activation correlates with superior verbal memory performance in the blind},
  author={Amir Amedi and Noa Raz and Pazit Pianka and Rafael Malach and Ehud Zohary},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={6},
  pages={758-766}
}
The visual cortex may be more modifiable than previously considered. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in ten congenitally blind human participants, we found robust occipital activation during a verbal-memory task (in the absence of any sensory input), as well as during verb generation and Braille reading. We also found evidence for reorganization and specialization of the occipital cortex, along the anterior–posterior axis. Whereas anterior regions showed preference for… CONTINUE READING
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