Graphical Illustration and Functional Neuroimaging of Visual Hallucinations during Prolonged Blindfolding: A Comparison to Visual Imagery

@article{Sireteanu2008GraphicalIA,
  title={Graphical Illustration and Functional Neuroimaging of Visual Hallucinations during Prolonged Blindfolding: A Comparison to Visual Imagery},
  author={Ruxandra Sireteanu and Viola Oertel and Harald Matthias Mohr and David E. J. Linden and Wolf Singer},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2008},
  volume={37},
  pages={1805 - 1821}
}
Visual hallucinations can occur in healthy subjects during prolonged visual deprivation. We investigated the visual percepts and the associated brain activity in a 37-year-old healthy female subject who developed visual hallucinations during three weeks of blindfolding, and then compared this activity with the cortical activity associated with mental imagery of the same patterns. We acquired fMRI data with a Siemens 3T Magnetom Allegra towards the end of the deprivation period to assess… 

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