Marko Wilke1, Kathina Ebner2, Till-Karsten Hauser3, Karen Lidzba2
1Pediatric Neurology & Developmental Medicine, University Children's Hospital Tbingen, Tbingen, BW, Germany; 2Pediatric Neurology & Developmental Medicine, University Children's Hospital Tbingen, Tbingen, Germany; 3Diagnostic & Interventional Neuroradiology, Radiological Clinic, Tbingen, Germany
Functional MRI in children is still challenging. We here suggest that appropriately-designed fMRI tasks may be analyzed in the active>control as well as the control>active condition, allowing to assess two cognitive domains in one task. Results from a "dual-use" task assessing language and visuospatial functions are compared with a dedicated task designed to assess visuospatial functions. The implications of such an approach are discussed.