Neuroimaging Data

Our focus here is on studies using positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques to examine patterns of language activation. These techniques are being increasingly extended to bilingual populations and have been the focus of a recent review by Vaid and Hull. Although PET studies provide good temporal resolution, the results from individual participants are usually not available because group averages are typically reported. fMRI studies, in turn, offer better spatial resolution and permit visualization of data of individual participants. Studies using each methodology with monolinguals have already uncovered strong evidence for greater LH activation in the so-called classic language areas. However, bilateral activation has also been reported more than might have been expected on the basis of the lesion data.

Understanding And Treating Autism

Understanding And Treating Autism

Whenever a doctor informs the parents that their child is suffering with Autism, the first & foremost question that is thrown over him is - How did it happen? How did my child get this disease? Well, there is no definite answer to what are the exact causes of Autism.

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