The neural correlates of driving.

@article{Walter2001TheNC,
  title={The neural correlates of driving.},
  author={H. Walter and Sylvia C. Vetter and Jo Grothe and A. P. Wunderlich and Sigrid A. Hahn and Manfred Spitzer},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={1763-7}
}
We studied 12 healthy subjects with fMRI while they performed a driving simulation task. In the active condition they steered the car themselves (driving), in the passive condition a person from outside the scanner was steering the car (passive driving). Common activations in both conditions were found in occipital and parietal regions bilaterally. Activity specifically associated with driving was found only in the sensorimotor cortex and the cerebellum. Compared to passive driving, activity… CONTINUE READING
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