An Experiment on Cerebral Activity during Visual Imagery (II)

Author: Zhang T 1,2//Sakaida H 3//Kawano K 4,1//Kokubo H 1,2////
National Institute of radiological Sciences (Chiba, Japan) [1]//The Institute for Future Technology (Tokyo, Japan) [2]//Tokyo Denki University (Tokyo, Japan)//4 Nippon Medical School (Tokyo, Japan) [3]
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 2001
Other: Volume ID: 19 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 126-129 , Word Count: 97

We reported the result of an experiment on visual imagery using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in this journal (18(2) 400-406, 2000). Now, the data of another experiment with the same task, on the same subject are analyzed. Compared with the control condition, differing from the result of last experiment, we saw the superior parietal lobe, visual area of the occipital lobe (Broadmann area 17, 18), superior temporal gyrus of the left hemisphere, and bilateral inferior frontal cortex, cerebellum are activated during the imagery condition. The result is analyzed according to the attention-network theory and compared with the activation during meditation.