Date Presented 04/06/19
Although frequently overlooked, children with cerebral palsy may have a visual dysfunction that can impact their occupational performance. Our brain imaging results show that these children have weaker activity in the V5 visual cortices, and this aberrant activity is linked with their altered perception of visual motion. These results highlight a possible neurophysiological nexus of the visual dysfunction and identify a neurologic target for improved occupational performance.
Primary Author and Speaker: Jacy VerMaas-Hannan
Contributing Authors: James Gehringer, Tony Wilson
Faculty Advisor: Max Kurz
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