— A new tool that can quantify the sensory maps of
the human brain. The tool can be used to quantify plasticity and pathology in the sensory areas of
the human brain that are associated with normal and abnormal development, aging, and diseases in sensory systems. The first application of
the tool, on retinotopic maps of
the visual cortex, has generated excellent results.
By analyzing the stimulus­-referred fMRI responses in each voxel of an MR image, retinotopic mapping of human visual cortex can generate cortical maps of the visual space. These maps elucidate the spatial organization of the neuronal responses to visual images. Although numerous studies have b…