Visual Cortex Plasticity Following Peripheral Damage To The Visual System: fMRI Evidence

@article{Lemos2016VisualCP,
  title={Visual Cortex Plasticity Following Peripheral Damage To The Visual System: fMRI Evidence},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Lemos and Daniela B. Pereira and Miguel Castelo‐Branco},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={16},
  pages={1-17}
}
Over the last two decades, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has become a powerful research method to investigate cortical visual plasticity. Abnormal fMRI response patterns have been occasionally detected in the visually deprived cortex of patients with bilateral retinal diseases. Controversy remains whether these observations indicate structural reorganization of the visual cortex or unmasking of previously silent cortico-cortical connections. In optic nerve diseases, there is weak… 

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