Increased gray matter density in the parietal cortex of mathematicians: A voxel-based morphometry study


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Aydin K., Ucar A., Oguz K. K., Okur K. K., Agayev A., Una Z., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.28, no.10, pp.1859-1864, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.3174/ajnr.a0696
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1859-1864
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The training to acquire or practicing to perform a skill, which may lead to structural changes in the brain, is called experience-dependent structural plasticity. The main purpose of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the presence of experience-dependent structural plasticity in mathematicians' brains, which may develop after long-term practice of mathematic thinking.