Research Platform
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Visual Motion Perception Is Aberrant in Children With Cerebral Palsy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
Visual Motion Perception Is Aberrant in Children With Cerebral Palsy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505202. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP302B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505202. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP302B
Abstract

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