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Abstract #0109

In Vivo Measurement of Cortical Anisotropy by Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Correlates with Cortex Type

Alfred Anwander1, Andr Pampel1, Thomas R. Knsche1

1Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

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.