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Presurgical language fMRI: mapping of six critical regions

This page contains links to the fMRI language tasks outlined in the manuscript "Presurgical language fMRI: mapping of six critical regions" (link to be added on publication). Detail relating to these paradigms, and downloads for programmed versions of the tasks themselves, is included. These should be used only by individuals with sufficient training, such as imaging neuropsychologists, radiologists, clinical neuroscientists, or neurologists with equivalent expertise.

Note that due to copyright reasons, these tasks are slightly modified from those presented in the paper. Specifically:

  • The objects shown in Object Naming are reproduced with consent from the Philadelphia Naming Test.  The originals included images from the Boston Naming Test and Multilingual Aphasia Exam. 
  • The sentences used in Visual Responsive Naming are the same, though with the addition of some further items.
  • The sentences used in Auditory Responsive Naming are the same, though recorded anew with the addition of some further items.

All tasks here run on Neurobehavioral Systems' Presentation, in Windows on a PC or a Mac.

For further details of the tasks, their validity, and the analysis used please see the manuscript in Human Brain Mapping (link to be added).

 

Guidelines for clinical fMRI

Multiple professional organizations have published guidelines regarding the application of fMRI in the clinic.

 

Tasks: Evidence and downloads

 

Object naming

This task requires the patient to view an object, then sub-vocalize both the name and something you can do with it.

 

Verbal Responsive Naming

This task requires the patient to read a short description of an object, and sub-vocalize the name.

 
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Auditory Responsive Naming

This task requires patients to listen to a description of an object, and sub-vocalize the name.