Development of retinotopic maps

We were fortunate to be able to work with a 10-year-old girl born with half a brain to investigate how she is able to see normally through one eye. The youngster, from Germany, has both fields of vision in one eye and is the only known case of its kind in the world. See here for the original publication and here for news coverage.

Muckli L, Naumer MJ, Singer W. (2009). Bilateral visual field maps in a patient with only one hemisphere. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 106, 13034-9.

 

                       

Phase encoded retinotopic maps of AH and a control subject shown on inflated representations of the cerebral hemispheres (with dark surface areas indicating sulcal regions).