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Research Article

A Functional Neuroimaging Study of Sound Localization: Visual Cortex Activity Predicts Performance in Early-Blind Individuals

  • Frédéric Gougoux,

    Affiliation: Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition, Département de Psychologie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Robert J Zatorre,

    Affiliation: Neuropsychology/Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada

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  • Maryse Lassonde,

    Affiliation: Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition, Département de Psychologie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Patrice Voss,

    Affiliation: Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition, Département de Psychologie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Franco Lepore mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: franco.lepore@ umontreal.ca

    Affiliations: Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition, Département de Psychologie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada, Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Published: January 25, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0030027

About the Authors

Frédéric Gougoux, Maryse Lassonde, Patrice Voss, Franco Lepore
Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition, Département de Psychologie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Robert J Zatorre
Neuropsychology/Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada
Franco Lepore
Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: franco.lepore@ umontreal.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

FG, RZ, ML, and FL conceived and designed the experiments. FG, RZ, ML, PV, and FL performed the experiments. FG, RZ, ML, PV, and FL analyzed the data. FG, RZ, ML, and FL contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. FG, RZ, ML, and FL wrote the paper.