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Reprogramming the Cerebral CortexPlasticity following central and peripheral lesions$
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Stephen Lomber and Jos Eggermont

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198528999

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528999.001.0001

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Activation of the visual cortex by Braille reading in blind subjects

Activation of the visual cortex by Braille reading in blind subjects

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(p.377) Chapter 22 Activation of the visual cortex by Braille reading in blind subjects
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Reprogramming the Cerebral Cortex
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Lotfi B. Merabet

Amir Amedi

Alvaro Pascual-Leone

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528999.003.0022

This chapter describes imaging studies showing responses to tactile and auditory stimuli in the occipital cortex in blind subjects. TMS, sensory deprivation, and further imaging techniques are employed to describe the functionality of, and possible mechanisms behind, this cross-modal plasticity.

Keywords:   blindness, imaging studies, stimuli, occipital cortex

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