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

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Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 July; 1169: 84–88.


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.


Adolescent, Auditory Perception, Cerebellum, Child, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Meningomyelocele, Periodicity, Spinal Dysraphism