Robert Trampel1, Robin Heidemann1, Dimo Ivanov1, Robert Turner1
1Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
The goal of this study was the structural identification of the visual motion area V5, which is known to have regionally increased myelination. The earliest studies to show myeloarchitectural differences in grey matter demonstrated that the densely myelinated stria of Gennari (V1) is MR visible. The present study was performed at a field strength of 7 T. A high-resolution Turbo-Spin Echo sequence with an isotropic resolution of 0.5 mm was used to identify V5 anatomically. The location of V5 was confirmed by means of a functional MRI scan in which a moving star field paradigm activated this visual motion sensitive area.