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MRI assessment of cortical thickness and functional activity changes in adolescent girls following three months of practice on a visual-spatial task

Richard J Haier1*, Sherif Karama2, Leonard Leyba3 and Rex E Jung34

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1 School of Medicine (Emeritus), University of California, Irvine CA, USA

2 McConnell Brain Imaging Center, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

3 Mind Research Network, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

4 Department of Neurosurgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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BMC Research Notes 2009, 2:174  doi:10.1186/1756-0500-2-174

Published: 1 September 2009

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Brain areas of increased BOLD signal during task in the Tetris group at baseline (p < .05 FWE). Functional activations while playing Tetris before practice period.

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Brain areas of decreased BOLD signal during task in the Tetris group at baseline (p < .05 FWE). Functional deactivations while playing Tetris before practice period.

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Brain areas of increased BOLD signal during task in the Tetris group at follow-up (p < .05 FWE). Functional activations while playing Tetris after practice period.

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Brain areas of decreased BOLD signal during task in the Tetris group at follow-up (p < .05 FWE). Functional deactivations while playing Tetris after practice period.

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