The Connection Between Areas in the Brain of Blind Patients
The purpose of this study is to test the belief that specific areas of the brain are connected differently in blind patients than patients with sight. In addition, the study will examine the different anatomical connections between brain areas of patients who became blind early in life versus patients who became blind later.
|Official Title:||Connectivity of Occipital and Somatosensory Cortical Areas in Blind Subjects|
|Study Start Date:||April 1999|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||November 2003|
The purpose of this protocol is to test the hypothesis that the anatomical connectivity of occipital and somatosensory areas in early blind subjects differs from that in subjects who became blind later in life and from that in sighted volunteers.
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|