Presurgical Language fMRI: Clinical practices and patient outcomes

This page contains links to a set of commonly-used fMRI language tasks, referenced in the manuscript "Presurgical Language FMRI: Clinical Practices And Patient Outcomes". Language fMRI should of course be used only by individuals with sufficient training, such as imaging neuropsychologists, radiologists, clinical neuroscientists, or neurologists with equivalent expertise.

Versions of the verbal fluency and noun-verb generation tasks published by Bonelli and colleagues are included, an abbreviated version  of the Semantic Decision Making task developed by Binder 

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 [link to be added on publication].


Guidelines for clinical fMRI

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


Tasks: Evidence and downloads.

Further description of key tasks is available here.


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