This page contains links to a series of pages relating to clinical fMRI for language lateralization. Evidence supporting some key paradigms, and downloads for programmed versions of the tasks themselves. These should be used only by individuals with sufficient training, such as imaging neuropsychologists, radiologists, clinical neuroscientists, or neurologists with equivalent expertise.
All tasks here run on Neurobehavioral Systems' Presentation, in Windows on a PC or a Mac.
You can download the tasks, as part of the Open Multilingual fMRI battery, here.
Guidelines for clinical fMRI
Multiple professional organizations have published guidelines regarding the application of fMRI in the clinic.
Tasks: Evidence and downloads
This task requires the patient to view an object, then silently states the name and something they can do with it.
"Verbal Responsive Naming"
This task requires the patient to silently read a short description of an object, and silently state the item name.
"Auditory Responsive Naming"
This task requires patients to listen to a description of an object, and silently state the item name.
Semantic Decision-Making Task
In semantic decision tasks patients make judgements about items based on their knowledge. One of the best validated tasks involves deciding if an animals is from a given country, and used by people.
References on billing clinical fMRI.