Functional magnetic resonance imaging evidence for task-specific activation of developmentally abnormal visual association cortex.

Smith CD, Trevathan ER, Zhang M, Andersen AH, Avison MJ
Ann Neurol. 1999 45 (4): 515-8

PMID: 10211477 · DOI:10.1002/1531-8249(199904)45:4<515::aid-ana14>;2-#

Functional magnetic resonance imaging was performed on a 36-year-old woman with muscular dystrophy, intractable epilepsy, and bilateral temporo-occipital lissencephaly. We observed islands of task-specific activation in lissencephalic cortex homologous to visual association regions activated in normal subjects on the same visual confrontation naming task. This result suggests lissencephalic cortex may develop specific functional connections with other brain regions.

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Adult Female Humans Magnetic Resonance Imaging Muscular Dystrophies Photic Stimulation Task Performance and Analysis Visual Cortex

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