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›› 2005, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (4): 406-412.

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Cross-modal Reorganization in the Blind

Wu Jianhui,Luo Yuejia   

  1. Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2005-04-08 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2005-07-15 Published:2005-07-15
  • Contact: Luo Yuejia

Abstract: Blindness could lead to enhanced acuity in the remaining senses. Brain imaging and TMS researches found that the brain cross-model reorganization underlies this kind of behavior compensation: visual cortex is not remains ‘silent’ after visual deprivation but rather is recruited by other modalities to process sensory information in a functionally relevant manner. Neutral circuits are shaped by altered sensory experience consistently activating tentative neural connections, which might mediate the cross-modal plasticity.

Key words: blind, cross-modal, visual cortex, plasticity

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