Start | basic neuroanat. | reading | zeki extracts | table of links | List of Refs | Journals


Summary ó plasticity /other

Amunts et al (1997)
Using MRI imaging, professional right-handed key board players had more symmetical measurement of the length of the pre-centrlal gyrus (motor cortex) that age- and handedness matched controls.

Flor et al (1997)
MEG studies suggest that there is greater corrical response to painful stimulation of the back, by comparison to controls, in subjects suffering from chronic back pain

Neville et al (1997)
ERPís recorded from several subject groups viewing Americal Sign Language sentences.
Results support previous suggestions that Left hemisphere is preferential involved in ASL (innate localization independent of modality of stimulation) but early acquistion of ASL implied an increased role for the right hemishpere and for paritial cortex.

Rintjes et al (1997)
Patients with lack of facial motor output, due to facial palsy were investigated with both PET scans and TMS. Both methods suggested that there had been an enlargement of the hand field on the side contralateral to the palsy.
 


Start | basic neuroanat. | reading | zeki extracts | table of links | List of Refs | Journals