Right and left visual cortex areas in healthy subjects with right- and left-eye dominance


Erdogan A. , OZDIKICI M., AYDIN M. , AKTAS O., DANE S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, cilt.112, ss.517-523, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 112 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00207450290025626
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.517-523

Özet

The aim of this work was to study the differences between the right- and left-visual cortices in relation to eyedness in healthy subjects. Ocular dominance was determined by means of the near-far alignment test. To assess visual cortical areas, the right and left sagittal scenograms of cranium by magnetic resonance imaging were used. To calculate the visual cortex areas by using scenograms, Cavalieri's method was used. In the subjects with right-eye dominance, the right visual cortex was larger than the left visual cortex, and vice versa in the subjects with left-eye dominance. The right and left cuneal areas were found to be larger in males than in females. In light of these results, it was concluded that the human eyes are predominantly controlled by the ipsilateral visual cortex.