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Electrocorticographic Analysis of Spontaneous Conversation to Localize Receptive and Expressive Language Areas

Abstract When surgical resection becomes necessary to alleviate a patient's epileptiform activity, that patient is monitored by video synchronized with electrocorticography (ECoG) to determine the type and location of seizure focus. This provides a unique opportunity for researchers to gather neurophysiological data with high temporal and spatial resolution; these data are assessed prior to surgical resection to ensure the preservation of the patient's quality of life, e.g. avoid the removal of brain tissue required for speech processing. Currently considered the "gold standard" for the mapping of cortex, electrical cortical stimulation (ECS) involves the systematic activation of pairs of electrodes to localize functionally specifi... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Lingo Vangilder, Jennapher Lindsey (Author) / Helms Tillery, Stephen I (Advisor) / Wahnoun, Remy (Advisor) / Buneo, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering / BCI / ECoG / EEG / Epilepsy / Language Areas / seizures
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 70 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Bioengineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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