Ankeeta Sharma1, Senthil S. Kumaran1, Rohit Saxena2
1Department of N.M.R., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India; 2Dr.R.P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Blind Children show altered brain activity in early visual cortex and develop their hearing better to compensate the loss of vision. We evaluated BOLD activity due to sounds, orientation and semantic processing through auditory cues in late blind subjects. Auditory and perception discrimination showed cross-modal activity in visual cortex, suggesting that reorganization may be limited to perception and less affected by attention.