By Merrick Moseley BSc PhD, Alistair Fielder MD
This publication offers a precis and synthesis of present concerns and examine in the box of 1 of the main tough paediatric eye stipulations - Amblyopia.
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Ungerleider, L. G. and Mishkin, M. (1982). Two conical visual systems. In: Analysis of Visual Behavour (D. J. Ingle. ), pp. 549-86. MIT Press. 3 Functional neuroimaging in amblyopia Stephen J. Anderson INTRODUCTION Historically there have been two main approaches to understanding cortical function in amblyopia: single cell studies on animals, and behavioural studies on animals and humans. Given that the sensory brain is organized into functionally discrete areas, a measure of cortical function that falls somewhere between these two approaches should be useful - in other words, a technique that provides a measure of neural activity from groups of cells with similar functional properties.
An image of the functionally active area can be obtained. The advantages of this technique include the following: 1. It is non-invasive, having no known biological risk 2. It provides both anatomical and functional data on each subject 3. It has excellent spatial resolution « 2 mm). The main disadvantages are: 1. 2. 3. 4. , 1994) Subjects with ferromagnetic surgical implants cannot have an MRI As with PET, it assumes a close relationship between local blood flow and neural activity. Magneto-encephalography The electrical current in the brain associated with neural activity can be measured at the surface of the head with millisecond temporal resolution using scalp electrodes.