Functional MRI measurement of language lateralization in Wada-tested patients.

  title={Functional MRI measurement of language lateralization in Wada-tested patients.},
  author={John E. Desmond and John M. Sum and Anthony D. Wagner and Jonathan B Demb and Paula K. Shear and Gary H. Glover and John D. E. Gabrieli and Martha J. Morrell},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={118 ( Pt 6)},
In this study the use of functional MRI (fMRI) for measuring language lateralization non-invasively was examined. The subjects were seven patients with histories of temporal lobe epilepsy who had undergone Wada testing for pre-surgical evaluation. Four patients were left-hemisphere-dominant and three were right-hemisphere-dominant for language. They received fMRI scans while they made semantic or perceptual judgments about visually presented words. Regions of the inferior frontal gyrus (pars… CONTINUE READING
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