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Type: Published Manuscript
Title: Altered prefronto-striato-parietal network response to mental rotation in HIV.
Authors: Schweinsburg BC, Scott JC, Schweinsburg AD, Jacobus J, Theilmann RJ, Frank LR, Weber E, Grant I, Woods SP, and the HNRC Group
Year: 2012
Publication: Journal of NeuroVirology
Volume: 18 Issue: 1 Pages: 74-79
Abstract:The present study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine the neural substrates of mental rotation in 11 individuals with HIV infection and 13 demographically similar HIV seronegative volunteers. Individuals with HIV showed increased brain response to mental rotation in prefrontal and posterior parietal cortices, striatum, and thalamus, with significant HIV by angle interactions emerging in the prefrontal cortex and caudate. Results indicate that HIV infection is associated with altered brain response to mental rotation in fronto-striato-parietal pathways, which may reflect compensatory strategies, recruitment of additional brain regions, and/or increased neuroenergetic demands during mental rotation needed to offset underlying HIV-associated neural injury.

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