Region of interest (ROI) analyses.
(A) Left: ARM activation maps from the sparse imaging data, plotted on the mean curvature map of the left hemisphere. The color scale and statistical thresholds are the same as in Figure 3. All significant voxels circumscribed by the yellow and green lines were designated as the AOA and central vision ROIs, respectively. Right: activation map from the continuous imaging data set used to analyze the ROIs, illustrated using identical thresholds. (B) Mean percent signal change for the four main task conditions in continuous imaging sessions: bimodal auditory (BA), unimodal auditory (UA), bimodal visual (BV) and unimodal visual (UV). A significant BA-BV difference indicates an ARM; a significant BV-UV difference indicates an auditory SDA; a BA-BV difference represents a visual SDA. The AOA ROI response was greatest when subjects attended to sounds in the absence of visual stimuli (UA condition), and showed no auditory SDA. Bars show standard errors of the mean.