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5. Plasticity and blindness/ braille reading

Bookheimer, SY, Zeffiro, TA, Blaxton, TA, Gaillard, WD, Malow, B and Theodore, WH (1998) Regional cerebral blood flow during auditory responsive naming: evidence for cross-modality neural activation. Neuroreport, Vol.9, No.10, Pp.2409-2413.

Büchel, C (1998) Functional neuroimaging studies of braille reading: cross-modal reorganization and its implications. Brain, Vol.121, No.Pt7, Pp.1193-1194.

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Büchel, C, Price, C and Friston, K (1998) A multimodal language region in the ventral visual pathway. Nature, Vol.394, No.6690, Pp.274-277.

Büchel, C, Price, C, Frackowiak, RSJ and Friston, K (1998) Different activation patterns in the visual cortex of late and congenitally blind subjects. Brain, Vol.121, No.Pt3, Pp.409-419.

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Carlsson, K., Petrovic, P., Skare, S., Petersson, K. M., & Ingvar, M. (2000). Tickling expectations: Neural processing in anticipation of a sensory stimulus. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12(4), 691- 703.

Cohen, LG, Celnik, P, Pascualleone, A, Corwell, B, Faiz, L, Dambrosia, J, Honda, M, Sadato, N, Gerloff, C, Catala, MD and Hallett, M (1997) Functional relevance of cross-modal plasticity in blind humans. Nature, Vol.389, No.6647, Pp.180-183.

Devolder, AG, Bol, A, Blin, J, Robert, A, Arno, P, Grandin, C, Michel, C and Veraart, C (1997) Brain energy metabolism in early blind subjects: neural activity in the visual cortex. Brain Research, Vol.750, No.1-2, Pp.235-244.

Engelien, A., Huber, W., Silbersweig, D., Stern, E., Frith, C. D., Doring, W., Thron, A., & Frackowiak, R. S. J. (2000). The neural correlates of 'deaf-hearing' in man - Conscious sensory awareness enabled by attentional modulation. Brain, 123, 532-545.

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Grouios, G., Alevriadou, A., & Koidou, I. (2001). Weight- discrimination sensitivity in congenitally blind and sighted adults. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 95(1), 30-39.

Kujala, T, Alho, K, Huotilainen, M, Ilmoniemi, RJ, Lehtokoski, A, Leinonen, A, Rinne, T, Salonen, O, Sinkkonen, J, Standertskjoldnordenstam, CG and Naatanen, R (1997) Electrophysiological evidence for cross- modal plasticity in humans with early- and late-onset blindness. Psychophysiology, Vol.34, No.2, Pp.213-216.

Kujala, T., Alho, K., & Naatanen, R. (2000). Cross-modal reorganization of human cortical functions. Trends in Neurosciences, 23(3), 115-120.

Leclerc, C., Saint-Amour, D., Lavoie, M. E., Lassonde, M., & Lepore, F. (2000). Brain functional reorganization in early blind humans revealed by auditory event-related potentials. Neuroreport, 11(3), 545- 550.

Lessard, N, Pare, M, Lepore, F, Lassonde, W (1998) Early-blind human subjects localize sound sources better than sighted subjects. Nature, Vol.395, No.6699, Pp.278-280.

Liotti, M, Ryder, K and Woldorff, MG (1998) Auditory attention in the congenitally blind: where, when and what gets reorganized?. Neuroreport, Vol.9, No.6, Pp.1007-1012.

Pascualleone, A, Wassermann, EM, Sadato, N and Hallett, M (1995) The role of reading activity on the modulation of motor cortical outputs to the reading hand in braille readers. Annals of Neurology, Vol.38, No.6, Pp.910-915.

Roder, B, Tedersalejarvi, W, Sterr, A, Rosler, F, Hillyard, SA, Neville, HJ (1999) Improved auditory spatial tuning in blind humans. Nature, Vol.400, No.6740, Pp.162-166.

Sadato, N, Pascualleone, A, Grafman, J, Deiber, MP, Ibanez, V and Hallett, M (1998) Neural networks for braille reading by the blind. Brain, Vol.121, No.Pt7, Pp.1213-1229.

Sadato, N, Pascualleone, A, Grafman, J, Ibanez, V, Deiber, MP, Dold, G and Hallett, M (1996) Activation of the primary visual cortex by braille reading in blind subjects. Nature, Vol.380, No.6574, Pp.526-528.

Sampaio, E., Maris, S., & Bachy-y-Rita, P. (2001). Brain plasticity: 'visual' acuity of blind persons via the tongue. Brain Research, 908(2), 204-207.

Sterr, A, Muller, MM, Elbert, T, Rockstroh, B, Pantev, C and Taub, E (1998) Perceptual correlates of changes in cortical representation of fingers in blind multifinger braille readers. Journal of Neuroscience, Vol.18, No.11, Pp.4417-4423.

Zangaladze, A., Epstein, C.M., Grafton, S.T. and Sathina, K. (1999) Involvement of visual cortex in tactile discrimination of orientation. Nature, 401, 587 - 590..

last revised, 15-10-2001
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