An activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis on properties of the brain during early blindness

Takeaway

  • Two visual streams are preserved in individuals with early blindness (EB), the dorsal fronto-parietal network for spatial function and the ventral occipito-temporal network for object function.

Why this matters

    Although there have been numerous studies in individuals with EB, the functional significance and functional-specific sensory independence have not been systematically examined. The results from this study will contribute to the visual rehabilitation in individuals with EB.