Preserved Functional Specialization for Spatial Processing in the Middle Occipital Gyrus of the Early Blind

@article{Renier2010PreservedFS,
  title={Preserved Functional Specialization for Spatial Processing in the Middle Occipital Gyrus of the Early Blind},
  author={Laurent A. Renier and Irina Anurova and Anne G. De Volder and Synn{\"o}ve Carlson and John W. VanMeter and Josef P. Rauschecker},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2010},
  volume={68},
  pages={138-148}
}
The occipital cortex (OC) of early-blind humans is activated during various nonvisual perceptual and cognitive tasks, but little is known about its modular organization. Using functional MRI we tested whether processing of auditory versus tactile and spatial versus nonspatial information was dissociated in the OC of the early blind. No modality-specific OC activation was observed. However, the right middle occipital gyrus (MOG) showed a preference for spatial over nonspatial processing of both… CONTINUE READING
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