Publications Found (3)
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Amir Amedi, Ella Striem-Amit, Uri Hertz

The primary sensory cortices are characterized by a topographical mapping of basic sensory features which is considered to deteriorate in higher-order areas in favor of complex sensory features. Recently, however, retinotopic maps were also discovered in the higher-order visual, parietal and prefrontal cortices. The discovery of these maps enabled the distinction between visual regions, clarified their function and hierarchical processing....

(2011) | Plos One
Amir Amedi, Laurent Cohen, Lior Reich, Marcin Szwed

The visual word form area (VWFA) is a ventral stream visual area that develops expertise for visual reading [1–3]. It is activated across writing systems and scripts [4, 5] and encodes letter strings irrespective of case, font, or location in the visual field [1] with striking anatomical reproducibility across individuals [6]. In the blind, comparable reading expertise can be achieved using Braille. This study investigated which area plays...

(2011) | ScienceDirect
Amir Amedi, Azulay Haim, Malach Rafael, Raz Noa, Ehud Zohary

 Purpose: Recent studies show evidence of multisensory representation in the functionally normal visual cortex, but this idea remains controversial. Occipital cortex activation is often claimed to be a reflection of mental visual imagery processes triggered by other modalities. However, if the occipital cortex is genuinely active during touch, this might be the basis for the massive cross-modal plasticity observed in the congenitally blind....

(2010) | IOS press