Meeting Banner
Abstract #3015

Altered cortico-cerebellar functional connectivity of language processing in congenital blind children

A Ankeeta1, S Senthil Kumaran1, and Rohit Saxena2
1Department of NMR & MRI Facility, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India, 2Dr RP Centre of Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India

This study investigated structural alteration, cerebellar BOLD activation and functional connectivity during Braille reading by congenital blind (CB) children. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during Braille reading and T1 data were acquired on a 3T MR scanner in CB and sighted control (SC) children. CB children showed bilateral activation in posterior lateral cerebellum Crus I, II. BOLD cerebellar, visual signals and functional connectivity measures exhibited positive correlation with duration of Braille reading. Involvement of cerebellum, visual cortex during Braille reading in congenital blind children suggest its role in haptic language processing.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here