Awake surgery between art and science. Part II: language and cognitive mapping

Talacchi, Andrea and Santini, Barbara and Casartelli, Marilena and Monti, Alessia and Capasso, Rita and Miceli, Gabriele (2013) Awake surgery between art and science. Part II: language and cognitive mapping. Functional Neurology, 28 (3). pp. 223-239. ISSN 1971-3274

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Direct cortical and subcortical stimulation has been claimed to be the gold standard for exploring brain function. In this field, efforts are now being made to move from intraoperative naming-assisted surgical resection towards the use of other language and cognitive tasks. However, before relying on new protocols and new techniques, we need a multi-staged system of evidence (low and high) relating to each step of functional mapping and its clinical validity. In this article we examine the possibilities and limits of brain mapping with the aid of a visual object naming task and various other tasks used to date. The methodological aspects of intraoperative brain mapping, as well as the clinical and operative settings, were discussed in Part I of this review.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive tasks, eloquent areas, language mapping, subcortical tracts
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 13:31
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 13:31

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