Gray Matter Increase Induced by Practice Correlates with Task-Specific Activation: A Combined Functional and Morphometric Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

  title={Gray Matter Increase Induced by Practice Correlates with Task-Specific Activation: A Combined Functional and Morphometric Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study},
  author={R{\"u}diger Ilg and Afra M. Wohlschl{\"a}ger and Christian Gaser and Yasmin Liebau and Ruth Dauner and Andreas W{\"o}ller and Claus Zimmer and Josef Zihl and Mark M{\"u}hlau},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  pages={4210 - 4215}
The neurophysiological basis of practice-induced gray matter increase is unclear. To study the relationship of practice-induced gray matter changes and neural activation, we conducted a combined longitudinal functional and morphometric (voxel-based morphometry) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study on mirror reading. Compared with normal reading, mirror reading resulted in an activation of the dorsolateral occipital cortex, medial occipital cortex, superior parietal cortex, medial and… 

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