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Abstract #5370

Investigating the spatial pattern of structural changes of the Optic Radiation in early blind individuals.

Lisa Novello1, Chiara Maffei1, Hicret Atilgan1, Stefania Mattioni1,2, Ceren Battal1, Mohamed Rezk1,2, Olivier Collignon1,2, and Jorge Jovicich1

1CIMeC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Rovereto (TN), Italy, 2Institute of Psychology (IPSY) and of Neurosciences (IoNS), University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

The study of sensory deprived individuals shows the capability of the brain to massively reorganize. Previous studies show that the optic tract of early blind individuals undergoes structural changes, but little is known about their spatial distribution. We investigated the spatial profile of the structural changes occurring along tractography reconstruction from diffusion MRI data of the optic radiations in early blind individuals compared to age- and gender-matched healthy sighted controls.

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