Language Imaging Lab Aphasia Battery

(~15 minutes)

Description Naming

This test assesses the ability to access object names without the requirement for visual recognition. In addition to lexical retrieval, it loads heavily on auditory speech comprehension processes. Deficits specific to description naming localize to the posterior half of the left middle temporal gyrus (Pillay et al., 2017).



Data analysis:


Hammeke TA, Kortenkamp SJ, & Binder JR. (2005). Normative data on 372 stimuli for descriptive naming. Epilepsy Research, 66, 45-57.

Pillay SB, Binder JR, Humphries C, Gross WL, & Book DS. (2017). Lesion localization of speech comprehension deficits in chronic aphasia. Neurology, 88, 970-975.