publication . Article . 2015

Prevalence of increases in functional connectivity in visual, somatosensory and language areas in congenital blindness

Lizette eHeine; Mohamed Ali eBahri; Carlo eCavaliere; Carlo eCavaliere; Andrea eSoddu; Steven eLaureys; Maurice ePtito; Maurice ePtito; Maurice ePtito; ron eKupers; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2015 Journal: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, volume 9 (eissn: 1662-5129, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
There is ample evidence that congenitally blind individuals rely more strongly on non-visual information compared to sighted controls when interacting with the outside world. Although brain imaging studies indicate that congenitally blind individuals recruit occipital areas when performing various non-visual and cognitive tasks, it remains unclear through which pathways this is accomplished. To address this question, we compared resting state functional connectivity in a group of congenitally blind and matched sighted control subjects. We used a seed-based analysis with a priori specified regions-of-interest (ROIs) within visual, somato-sensory, auditory and lan...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: genetic structures
free text keywords: : Neurosciences & behavior [Social & behavioral sciences, psychology], : Neurosciences & comportement [Sciences sociales & comportementales, psychologie], Inferior frontal gyrus, Neuroscience, Braille, Psychology, Thalamus, Neuroimaging, Elementary cognitive task, Resting state fMRI, Supramarginal gyrus, Somatosensory system, congenitally blind, functional connectivity, seed-based analysis, vision, Original Research, Vision, Ocular, dorsal visual stream, ventral visual stream, Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571, Human anatomy, QM1-695
Funded by
NSERC
Project
  • Funder: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Communities
Neuroinformatics
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Bock A. S.Fine I. (2014). Anatomical and functional plasticity in early blind individuals and the mixture of experts architecture. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:971. 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00971 25566016 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Borra E.Belmalih A.Calzavara R.Gerbella M.Murata A.Rozzi S.. (2008). Cortical connections of the macaque anterior intraparietal (AIP) area. Cereb. Cortex 18, 1094–1111. 10.1093/cercor/bhm146 17720686 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Burton H.Diamond J. B.McDermott K. B. (2003). Dissociating cortical regions activated by semantic and phonological tasks: a FMRI study in blind and sighted people. J. Neurophysiol. 90, 1965–1982. 10.1152/jn.00279.2003 12789013 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Burton H.Snyder A. Z.Conturo T. E.Akbudak E.Ollinger J. M.Raichle M. E. (2002a). Adaptive changes in early and late blind: a fMRI study of braille reading. J. Neurophysiol. 87, 589–607. 10.1152/jn.00129.2002 11784773 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Burton H.Snyder A. Z.Diamond J. B.Raichle M. E. (2002b). Adaptive changes in early and late blind: a fMRI study of verb generation to heard nouns. J. Neurophysiol. 88, 3359–3371. 10.1152/jn.00129.2002 12466452 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Burton H.Snyder A. Z.Raichle M. E. (2014). Resting state functional connectivity in early blind humans. Front. Syst. Neurosci. 8:51. 10.3389/fnsys.2014.00051 24778608 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

100 references, page 1 of 7
Abstract
There is ample evidence that congenitally blind individuals rely more strongly on non-visual information compared to sighted controls when interacting with the outside world. Although brain imaging studies indicate that congenitally blind individuals recruit occipital areas when performing various non-visual and cognitive tasks, it remains unclear through which pathways this is accomplished. To address this question, we compared resting state functional connectivity in a group of congenitally blind and matched sighted control subjects. We used a seed-based analysis with a priori specified regions-of-interest (ROIs) within visual, somato-sensory, auditory and lan...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: genetic structures
free text keywords: : Neurosciences & behavior [Social & behavioral sciences, psychology], : Neurosciences & comportement [Sciences sociales & comportementales, psychologie], Inferior frontal gyrus, Neuroscience, Braille, Psychology, Thalamus, Neuroimaging, Elementary cognitive task, Resting state fMRI, Supramarginal gyrus, Somatosensory system, congenitally blind, functional connectivity, seed-based analysis, vision, Original Research, Vision, Ocular, dorsal visual stream, ventral visual stream, Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571, Human anatomy, QM1-695
Funded by
NSERC
Project
  • Funder: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Communities
Neuroinformatics
100 references, page 1 of 7

Amedi A.Floel A.Knecht S.Zohary E.Cohen L. G. (2004). Transcranial magnetic stimulation of the occipital pole interferes with verbal processing in blind subjects. Nat. Neurosci. 7, 1266–1270. 10.1038/nn1328 15467719 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Amedi A.Raz N.Pianka P.Malach R.Zohary E. (2003). Early “visual” cortex activation correlates with superior verbal memory performance in the blind. Nat. Neurosci. 6, 758–766. 10.1038/nn1072 12808458 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Amedi A.Stern W. M.Camprodon J. A.Bermpohl F.Merabet L.Rotman S.. (2007). Shape conveyed by visual-to-auditory sensory substitution activates the lateral occipital complex. Nat. Neurosci. 10, 687–689. 10.1038/nn1912 17515898 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Amunts K.Malikovic A.Mohlberg H.Schormann T.Zilles K. (2000). Brodmann's areas 17 and 18 brought into stereotaxic space-where and how variable? Neuroimage 11, 66–84. 10.1006/nimg.1999.0516 10686118 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Beaulieu-Lefebvre M.Schneider F. C.Kupers R.Ptito M. (2011). Odor perception and odor awareness in congenital blindness. Brain Res. Bull. 84, 206–209. 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2010.12.014 21236321 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Bedny M.Caramazza A.Grossman E.Pascual-Leone A.Saxe R. (2008). Concepts are more than percepts: the case of action verbs. J. Neurosci. 28, 11347–11353. 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3039-08.2008 18971476 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Bedny M.Pascual-Leone A.Dodell-Feder D.Fedorenko E.Saxe R. (2011). Language processing in the occipital cortex of congenitally blind adults. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 108, 4429–4434. 10.1073/pnas.1014818108 21368161 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Behzadi Y.Restom K.Liau J.Liu T. T. (2007). A component based noise correction method (CompCor) for BOLD and perfusion based fMRI. Neuroimage 37, 90–101. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.04.042 17560126 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Binkofski F.Amunts K.Stephan K. M.Posse S.Schormann T.Freund H. J.. (2000). Broca's region subserves imagery of motion: a combined cytoarchitectonic and fMRI study. Hum. Brain Mapp. 11, 273–285. 10.1002/1097-0193(200012)11:4<273::AID-HBM40>3.0.CO;2-0 11144756 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Bock A. S.Fine I. (2014). Anatomical and functional plasticity in early blind individuals and the mixture of experts architecture. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:971. 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00971 25566016 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Borra E.Belmalih A.Calzavara R.Gerbella M.Murata A.Rozzi S.. (2008). Cortical connections of the macaque anterior intraparietal (AIP) area. Cereb. Cortex 18, 1094–1111. 10.1093/cercor/bhm146 17720686 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Burton H.Diamond J. B.McDermott K. B. (2003). Dissociating cortical regions activated by semantic and phonological tasks: a FMRI study in blind and sighted people. J. Neurophysiol. 90, 1965–1982. 10.1152/jn.00279.2003 12789013 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Burton H.Snyder A. Z.Conturo T. E.Akbudak E.Ollinger J. M.Raichle M. E. (2002a). Adaptive changes in early and late blind: a fMRI study of braille reading. J. Neurophysiol. 87, 589–607. 10.1152/jn.00129.2002 11784773 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Burton H.Snyder A. Z.Diamond J. B.Raichle M. E. (2002b). Adaptive changes in early and late blind: a fMRI study of verb generation to heard nouns. J. Neurophysiol. 88, 3359–3371. 10.1152/jn.00129.2002 12466452 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Burton H.Snyder A. Z.Raichle M. E. (2014). Resting state functional connectivity in early blind humans. Front. Syst. Neurosci. 8:51. 10.3389/fnsys.2014.00051 24778608 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

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publication . Article . 2015

Prevalence of increases in functional connectivity in visual, somatosensory and language areas in congenital blindness

Lizette eHeine; Mohamed Ali eBahri; Carlo eCavaliere; Carlo eCavaliere; Andrea eSoddu; Steven eLaureys; Maurice ePtito; Maurice ePtito; Maurice ePtito; ron eKupers; ...