Functional Brain Mapping by Means of Communication Practices


About this study

The purpose of this study is to establish a prospective repository of detailed patient-specific information regarding the structure and function of human brain tissue impacted by disease and therapeutic interventions, detailing the neurologic and cognitive performance during the course of disease management.



Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with epilepsy or a brain tumor requiring a neurosurgical procedure.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Patients 17 years and younger.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Terence Burns, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Kirsten Burns Psy.D., M.A.


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