Table 1: Activation clusters for “shapes versus rest” in blind and sighted subjects.

Anatomical area of activationBACongenitally blindSighted controls
Talairach coordinatesTalairach coordinates

Occipital cortex
 Cuneus18−26−75158.12
12−85196.13
 Lingual gyrus17−8−8745.84
8−8534.38
 Inferior occipital gyrus19−48−80−34.02
34−76−84.78
 Middle occipital gyrus19−36−8564.71
3753−61−96.36
 Superior occipital gyrus1936−73244.54
Temporal cortex
 Fusiform gyrus19−36−74−103.48
38−64−55.76
 Inferior temporal gyrus (LOtv)19−51−66−24.60
37/2055−53−45.3651−52−74.67
 Middle temporal gyrus37−50−6005.41−55−51−45.43
53−6204.59
 Superior temporal gyrus22−57426.29
551038.49
Parietal Cortex
 Precuneus31/7−26−75158.12−10−64445.63
19/726−70357.5712−62497.11
 Inferior parietal lobule40−46−39446.96−44−31499.73
42−31445.9246−33448.72
 Superior parietal lobule7−30−54516.82−20−53585.75
30−54526.5032−52496.82
 Postcentral gyrus2−53−25405.65−50−25449.49
3/259−20345.7351−28539.61
Prefrontal and frontal cortices
 Precentral gyrus6/44−610354.48−502116.81
625293.7350898.09
 Inferior frontal gyrus9−555295.91−575266.98
47/93417−36.02539287.58
 Middle frontal gyrus6−26−2464.87−38−3545.87
30−1486.37402507.00
 Medial frontal gyrus6−2−1506.63
41506.52
 Superior frontal gyrus6−185624.33
185625.08
Cingulate and Insular cortices
 Cingulate gyrus32210426.31210428.53
 Insula13−405134.76−341418.28
383155.43342137.55
Cerebellum −32−74−225.36−28−67−158.16
4−73−134.3428−67−156.35