Eyes on the Brain

A new paper on artificial scotoma estimation using population Receptive Field (pRF) mapping has been recently published in Neuroimage by our group.

We were able to correctly estimate small central scotoma (2.35° visual angle) on a single subject basis based on fMRI data.

Investigating effects on the retinotopic map caused by artificial scotoma will help to interpret changes observed in patient populations suffering from macular degeneration and macular holes.


Hummer A, Ritter M, Woletz M, Ledolter A, Tik M, Dumoulin S, Windischberger C. Artificial scotoma estimation based on population receptive field mapping. NeuroImage. 2018

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