Individual patterns of functional reorganization in the human cerebral cortex after capsular infraction

@article{Weiller1993IndividualPO,
  title={Individual patterns of functional reorganization in the human cerebral cortex after capsular infraction},
  author={Cornelius Weiller and S C Ramsay and Richard J. S. Wise and Karl J. Friston and R. S. J. Frackowiak},
  journal={Annals of Neurology},
  year={1993},
  volume={33}
}
We have previously shown bilateral activation of motor pathways and the recruitment of additional motor areas in studies of groups of patients with recovery from motor stroke. We have now deveoloped a new positron emission tomographic technique to measure the changes in regional cerebral blood flow elicated duringsd a motor task in individual patients, relative to the cerebral activatuion found in normal subjects. The patterns of cerebral activation in each of 8 individual patients with… 

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