Alfred Anwander1, Andr Pampel1, Thomas R. Knsche1
1Max Planck Institute for Human
Cognitive and Brain Sciences,
High resolution diffusion-weighted imaging in conjunction with highly sensitive phase array acquisition coils can identify different anisotropic orientation depending on the cortex type. Motor cortex shows radial anisotropy while primary somatosensory cortex shows tangential anisotropy. This might relate to a strong wiring between neighboring cortical areas.