The concept of a topographical map of the corpus callosum (CC) has emerged from human lesion studies and from anatomical tracing investigations in other mammals. Over the last few years, a rising number of researchers have been reporting functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) activation in white matter, particularly the CC. In this study, the scope for describing CC topography with fMRI was explored by evoking activation through simple sensory stimulation and motor tasks. We reviewed our published and unpublished fMRI data on the cortical representation of tactile, gustatory, and visual sensitivity and of motor activation, obtained in 36 volunteers. Activation foci were consistently detected in discrete CC regions: anterior (taste stimuli), central (motor tasks), central and posterior (tactile stimuli), and splenium (visual stimuli). These findings demonstrate that the functional topography of the CC can be explored with fMRI.

Topographical organization of human corpus callosum: an fMRI mapping study / Fabri, Mara; Polonara, Gabriele; Mascioli, G.; Salvolini, Ugo; Manzoni, T.. - In: BRAIN RESEARCH. - ISSN 0006-8993. - STAMPA. - 1370:(2011), pp. 99-111. [10.1016/j.brainres.2010.11.039]

Topographical organization of human corpus callosum: an fMRI mapping study.

FABRI, Mara;POLONARA, GABRIELE;SALVOLINI, UGO;
2011-01-01

Abstract

The concept of a topographical map of the corpus callosum (CC) has emerged from human lesion studies and from anatomical tracing investigations in other mammals. Over the last few years, a rising number of researchers have been reporting functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) activation in white matter, particularly the CC. In this study, the scope for describing CC topography with fMRI was explored by evoking activation through simple sensory stimulation and motor tasks. We reviewed our published and unpublished fMRI data on the cortical representation of tactile, gustatory, and visual sensitivity and of motor activation, obtained in 36 volunteers. Activation foci were consistently detected in discrete CC regions: anterior (taste stimuli), central (motor tasks), central and posterior (tactile stimuli), and splenium (visual stimuli). These findings demonstrate that the functional topography of the CC can be explored with fMRI.
2011
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