Functional brain imaging of language

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Subtitle: criteria for scientific merit and supporting data from magnetic source imaging
Author list: Maestu F
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2003
Volume number: 16
Issue number: 4-5
Start page: 255
End page: 275
Number of pages: 21
ISSN: 0911-6044
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


We propose five separate criteria for establishing the clinical and
research utility of a functional neuroimaging method for the study of
language. These criteria are the functional specificity, reliability,
validity, spatial and temporal resolution, and logistical ease of the
technique for studying language processes in patient and control
populations. We describe the newest of the functional neuroimaging
techniques, magnetic source imaging, and its advantages in satisfying
these criteria. Finally, we review a series of language studies that
have revealed dissociations between the relative contributions of
superior temporal and middle and mesial temporal cortices in
phonological versus semantic processing.


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