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Language test for speech mapping in neurosurgery


Speech mapping during craniotomy in the awake patient is the golden neurosurgical standard to detect critical brain regions and thus leave them intact during the tumor resection. Electrical stimulation temporarily disrupts the stimulated cortex region’s activity, which results in the immediate response - such as speech arrest or disruption. Thus, a unique anatomical map of speech region’s distribution is outlined. The neurosurgeon determines functional impact of these regions and maximally avoids their resection. This approach allows to efficiently minimize and stabilize the tumor while saving patient’s speech ability and preserving his quality of life. 

A fine speech test is a crucial part of the intraoperative speech mapping. Some of the most popular tasks for the automatic speech (count to 10, naming the days of the week, etc.) are not very effective. In collaboration with Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute and Pirogov National Medical and Surgical Center, Moscow, and Federal Neurosurgical Center, Novosibirsk, we developed the speech battery in the Russian language for good qualitative and quantitative speech assessment and mapping in temporal, parietal, and frontal cortex and in the white matter tracts. Selection of the subtest based on the tumor localization allows precise detecting of critical speech regions. From 2014, we have successfully employed the test on actions and objects naming during awake stages of the craniotomy.




Intraoperational Naming Test

Intraoperational Naming Test - Materials.zip

If you use the tests, please, cite Dragoy O., Chrabaszcz A., Tolkacheva, V., Buklina, S. (2016). Russian intraoperative naming test: a standardized tool to map noun and verb production during awake neurosurgeries.  The Russian Journal of Cognitive Science, 3 (4), 4-25.

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Publications

Tolkacheva, V., Chrabaszcz, A., Buklina, S., Poddubskaya, A., and Dragoy, O. (2015). Object and action naming in patients with brain tumor. In E. Pechenkova, M. Falikman (Eds.), Cognitive Science in Moscow: New Research (pp. 434-439). Moscow: BukiVedi.

Dragoy O., Chrabaszcz A., Tolkacheva, V., Buklina, S. (2016). Russian intraoperative naming test: a standardized tool to map noun and verb production during awake neurosurgeries.  The Russian Journal of Cognitive Science, 3 (4), 4-25.

Conference talks

Толкачева В., Крабис А., Буклина С., Драгой О. (2016). Русский тест на называние объектов и действий у пациентов с опухолью головного мозга. XIX Международная конференция студентов-филологов, Санкт-Петербург, 18-22 апреля 2016 г.

Tolkacheva V., Chrabaszcz A., Buklina S., Poddubskaya A., Dragoy O. (2016). The Russian Object and Action naming test. Thirty-fourth European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, 24-29 January, 2016

Chrabaszcz, A., Buklina, S., Tolkacheva, V., Poddubskaya, A., and Dragoy, O. (2015). Developing a Russian test for speech mapping duringawake craniotomy. Night Whites 2015: The Third St. Petersburg Winter Workshop on Experimental Studies of Speech and Language, St. Petersburg, Russia, December 18-19.

Chrabaszcz A., Buklina S., Tolkacheva V., Poddubskaya A., Dragoy O. (2015). Object and action naming in patients before and after glioma resection. Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, October, 15-17.

Chrabaszcz A., Buklina S., Tolkacheva V., Poddubskaya A., Dragoy O. (2015). Language reorganization capacity in patients with gliomas in the frontal and temporal lobes of the left hemisphere. The brain and gliomas: when the connections are crucial, September 24-26.

Tolkacheva, V., Chrabaszcz, A., Buklina, S., Poddubskaya, A., Dragoy, O. (2015). Object and action naming in brain tumor patients. Summer School of Neurolinguistics, Moscow, Russia, August 24-26.

Tolkacheva, V., Chrabaszcz, A., Buklina, S., Poddubskaya, A., and Dragoy, O. (2015). Object and action naming in patients with brain tumor. Cognitive Science in Moscow, Moscow, Russia, June 16.  


 

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