Exploring brain functional plasticity in world class gymnasts: a network analysis

@article{Wang2015ExploringBF,
  title={Exploring brain functional plasticity in world class gymnasts: a network analysis},
  author={Junjing Wang and Min Lu and Yuanyuan Fan and Xue Wen and Ruibin Zhang and Bin Wang and Qing Ma and Zheng Song and Yong He and Jun Wang and Ruiwang Huang},
  journal={Brain Structure and Function},
  year={2015},
  volume={221},
  pages={3503-3519}
}
Long-term motor skill learning can induce plastic structural and functional reorganization of the brain. Our previous studies detected brain structural plasticity related to long-term intensive gymnastic training in world class gymnasts (WCGs). The goal of this study was to investigate brain functional plasticity in WCGs by using network measures of brain functional networks. Specifically, we acquired resting-state fMRI data from 13 WCGs and 14 controls, constructed their brain functional… CONTINUE READING