Deciphering laminar-specific neural inputs with line-scanning fMRI

Xin Yu, Chunqi Qian, Der Yow Chen, Stephen J. Dodd, Alan P. Koretsky

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Using a line-scanning method during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we obtained high temporal (50-ms) and spatial (50-I 1/4m) resolution information along the cortical thickness and showed that the laminar position of fMRI onset coincides with distinct neural inputs in rat somatosensory and motor cortices. This laminar-specific fMRI onset allowed us to identify the neural inputs underlying ipsilateral fMRI activation in the barrel cortex due to peripheral denervation-induced plasticity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalNature Methods
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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