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


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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.3174/ajnr.a0696
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1859-1864

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.