We sought to investigate how individual differences in the regional patterns of cerebral blood flow (rCBF) relate to task performance during the perceptual matching of faces. We analyzed rCBF data obtained by PET and H2150 from nine young healthy, right-handed, adult males (mean age 29i3 years) using a statistical model of regional covariance, the Scaled Subprofile Model (SSM). SSM analysis performed on a voxel-basis for scan subtractions comparing face-matching and control tasks extracted two patterns whose subject expression in a multiple regression analysis was highly predictive of task accuracy (R2 = 0.87, p < 0.002). The pattern reflecting this linear combination was principally characterized by higher rCBF in regions of bilateral occipital and occipitotemporal cortex, right orbitofrontal cortex, left thalamus, basal ganglia, midbrain, and cerebellum with relatively lower rCBF in anterior cingulate, regions in bilateral prefrontal and temporal cortex, right thalamus, and right inferior parietal cortex. The results indicate that individual subject differences in face matching performance are specifically associated with the functional interaction of cortical and subcortical brain regions previously implicated in aspects of object perception and visual attentional processing.
|Autori:||ALEXANDER GE; MENTIS M; VAN HORN JD; GRADY CL; BERMAN KF; FUREY ML; PIETRINI P; SCHAPIRO MB; RAPOPORT SI; MOELLER JR|
|Titolo:||Individual differences in PET activation system predict accuracy during face matching|
|Anno del prodotto:||1999|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1097/00001756-199906230-00032|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|