Language Mapping

Also known as: auditory verbal activation, phonological fluency, verbal comprehension.

What is language mapping?

Language mapping refers to a series of tests used to test brain function in patients with epilepsy and other disorders. It involves monitoring the electrical activity of the brain with sensors while the patient performs a variety of verbal and comprehension tests.

What happens during the procedure?

The patient’s brain is wired with monitors that check the electrical activity of the brain. Then they are asked to perform a variety of different language, verbal and comprehension tests. The electrical activity of the brain is observed while the tests are performed.

Is any special preparation needed?

No special preparation is needed for the test.

What are the risk factors?

There are no risks related to this test.

Reviewed by: Gregory W Hornig, MD

This page was last updated on: March 26, 2019 12:22 PM