Functional mapping and effective connectivity of the human operculum

Maliia, Mihai-Dragos; Donos, Cristian; Barborica, Andrei; Popa, Irina; Ciurea, Jean; Cinatti, Sandra; Mindruta, Ioana

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  • SJR Scopus - Developmental and Educational Psychology: D1
    The operculum, defined as the cortex adjacent to the insula, is a large structure encompassing three lobes, with a recognized role in a variety of neurologic and psychiatric conditions. Its complex functions include sensory, motor, autonomic and cognitive processing. In humans, these are extended with the addition of language. These functions are implemented by highly specialized neuronal populations and their widespread connections, which our study aims at mapping in detail. We studied a group of 31 patients that were explored with intracranial electrodes during the pre-surgical workup for drug resistant epilepsy. We have selected the subset of contacts implanted in non-epileptogenic opercular cortex and we analyzed the neurophysiological and behavioral responses to direct electrical stimulation. The functional mapping was performed by applying 1 Hz and 50 Hz electrical stimulation on 252 contact pairs and recording the threshold for evoking clinical effects. The effective connectivity was assessed using cortico-cortical evoked potentials elicited by single-pulse electrical stimulation in a subset of 19 patients.
    Hivatkozás stílusok: IEEEACMAPAChicagoHarvardCSLMásolásNyomtatás
    2021-05-13 03:08