Strong-meter and weak-meter rhythm identification in spina bifida meningomyelocele and volumetric parcellation of rhythm-relevant cerebellar regions



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Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences


Children with spina bifida meningomyelocele (SBM) are impaired relative to controls in terms of discriminating strong-meter and weak-meter rhythms, so congenital cerebellar dysmorphologies that affect rhythmic movements also disrupt rhythm perception. Cerebellar parcellations in children with SBM showed an abnormal configuration of volume fractions in cerebellar regions important for rhythm function: a smaller inferior-posterior lobe, and larger anterior and superior-posterior lobes.



Rhythm, Metric structure, MRI, Cerebellum, Spina bifida meningomyelocele


Copyright 2009 Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. This is a post-print version of a published paper that is available at: Recommended citation: Dennis, Maureen, Talar Hopyan, Jenifer Juranek, Paul T. Cirino, Khader M. Hasan, and Jack Fletcher. "Strong-Meter and Weak-Meter Rhythm Identification in Spina Bifida Meningomyelocele and Volumetric Parcellation of Rhythm-Relevant Cerebellar Regions." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1169 (2009): 84-88. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04863.x. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author's permission.