A quantitative method was developed to map cortical areas responsive to cognitive tasks during intracerebral stereo-EEG recording sessions in drug-resistant patients candidate for epilepsy surgery. Frequency power changes were evaluated with a computer-assisted analysis in 7 patients during phonemic fluency tasks. All patients were right-handed and were explored with depth electrodes in the dominant frontal lobe. We demonstrate that fluency tasks enhance beta-gamma frequencies and reduce background activities in language network regions of the dominant hemisphere. Non-reproducible changes were observed in other explored brain areas during cognitive tests execution.
Keywords: Beta-gamma activity; Epilepsy surgery; Fluency tasks; Intracranial EEG; Stereo-EEG.
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