A confrontational naming task produces congruent increases and decreases in PET and fMRI.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This work uses the well-established (by PET) confrontation naming task to compare PET and fMRI in a cognitive activation experiment. The signal changes from this task are much less than the changes caused by visual or motor activation tasks used in previous comparisons. ANOVA methods adjusted for multiple comparisons were used to determine significant changes in signal between confrontation naming and figure size discrimination tasks. All 17 significantly increased regions (confrontation naming signal greater) seen on one modality were increased on both modalities. Ten of 13 regions that were significantly decreased on one modality were decreased on the other. Three mismatched regions showed a significant decrease on one modality and a nonsignificant increase on the other. This study could not detect a consistent difference in activation site location between PET and fMRI.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Votaw, JR; Faber, TL; Popp, CA; Henry, TR; Trudeau, JD; Woodard, JL; Mao, H; Hoffman, JM; Song, AW

Published Date

  • October 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 347 - 356

PubMed ID

  • 10493894

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1053-8119

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1006/nimg.1999.0471


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States