Julia Reinhardt1,2, Ernst Nennig3, Stephan Walther4, Sabine Heiland2, Christoph Stippich1,2
1Department of Neuroradiology, University of Basel Hospital, Basel, Switzerland; 2Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Neurology, University of Heidelberg, Medical Center, Heidelberg, Germany; 3OptiMed Medizinische Instrumente GmbH, Ettlingen, Germany; 4Center for Psychosocial Medicine, General Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg, Medical Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Until now the temporal resolution in fMRI was mostly restricted by the used TR. Employing a new method to enhance the time resolution in fMRI below 100 ms we are able to trace neuronal network pathways with extremely short reaction times. The temporal dynamics of somatosensory processing could be measured and correspond with the known values from electrophysiological measures. With this new approach BOLD-fMRI enables to study the temporal dynamics of cortical processing with a temporal resolution of 10 ms.