Functional Neuroimaging of Cortical Plasticity in the Human Visual System


Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The study's objective is to measure changes in human visual cortex organization that may arise as a result of injury to the visual pathways. Subjects with retinal or cortical injury will be studied and compared to appropriate controls. Functional magnetic resonance imaging methods are used to monitor cortical topography in time. The main aims of the study are to determine: 1) what are the patterns of cortical reorganization that are seen spontaneously after injury, and 2) whether rehabilitative training can promote adaptive reorganization enhancing recovery.


Trial Design

  • Observation: Case Control
  • Perspective: Prospective
  • Sampling: Non-Probability Sample

Trial Population

Patients with lesions of the visual pathway (cortical or retinal)


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
No outcomes associated with this trial.