Functional magnetic resonance studies of the reorganization of the human hand sensorimotor area after unilateral brain injury in the perinatal period.

@article{Cao1994FunctionalMR,
  title={Functional magnetic resonance studies of the reorganization of the human hand sensorimotor area after unilateral brain injury in the perinatal period.},
  author={Yue Cao and Eric Vikingstad and Peter R. Huttenlocher and Vernon L. Towle and David N. Levin},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1994},
  volume={91 20},
  pages={9612-6}
}
Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to map the hand sensorimotor area of hemiparetic adolescents and young adults who had suffered unilateral brain damage in the perinatal period. Unlike normal subjects, who exhibit cortical activation primarily contralateral to voluntary finger movements, the hemiparetic patients' intact hemispheres were equally activated by contralateral and ipsilateral finger movements. Our findings are consistent with previous clinical observations and animal… CONTINUE READING

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