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.
Guidelines for clinical fMRI
Multiple professional organizations have published guidelines regarding the application of fMRI in the clinic.
Tasks: Evidence and downloads
1. Jeff Binder's Semantic Decision Task
Jeff Binder's Semantic Decision making task is one of the best-validated tasks available.
2. Viewing and naming objects ("Object naming")
This task requires the patient to view an object, then sub-vocalize both the name and something you can do with it.
3. Text reading and naming ("Verbal Responsive Naming")
This task requires the patient to read a short description of an object, and sub-vocalize the name.
4. Hearing speech and naming ("Auditory Responsive Naming")
This task requires patients to listen to a description of an object, and sub-vocalize the name.
References on billing clinical fMRI.