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Research Article

Evaluation of Cerebral White Matter in Prelingually Deaf Children Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Figure 2

Voxel-wise statistical analyses of skeleton-space FA images. (a) Effects of age on regional FA in both groups. White matter tracts in red-yellow reveal a significant age-related increase in FA. In the DEAF group, significant correlations with age appear for nearly every white matter tract. (b) White matter structures exhibiting significantly lower FAs in the DEAF4 group (, corrected for multiple comparisons). The background image is a group-specific brain template. Green voxels are the FA white matter skeleton. Red to yellow voxels show regions of lower FA values in the DEAF4− group compared with the HEAR4− group. Axial sections with -values ranging from to 30 (the MNI coordinates) are shown.

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