Reduced structural connectivity in ventral visual cortex in congenital prosopagnosia

Cibu Thomas, Galia Avidan, Kate Humphreys, Kwan Jin Jung, Fuqiang Gao, Marlene Behrmann

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Using diffusion tensor imaging and tractography, we found that a disruption in structural connectivity in ventral occipito-temporal cortex may be the neurobiological basis for the lifelong impairment in face recognition that is experienced by individuals who suffer from congenital prosopagnosia. Our findings suggest that white-matter fibers in ventral occipito-temporal cortex support the integrated function of a distributed cortical network that subserves normal face processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-31
Number of pages3
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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