Designing a Language Task for Clinical Routine - An Application of Incremental Analysis of t-statistics for Task Design
Nakai T, Bagarinao E, Matsuo K, Ohgami Y, Kato C
National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology
In order to establish a task design to detect language areas for clinical usage, the effect of task block ordering to combine multiple tasks in one session was investigated. Three kinds of language tasks were included. An alternative performance of each condition gave better detection of the activity in Broca?fs area and Wernicke?fs area than a sequential performance did, although both designs included the same number of the task blocks. It was suggest that a combined task design with alternative performance of each condition in one session (9.5 min) may be a routine method for clinical fMRI.