The CMT grew out of Dr. Brockway's life long interest in memory, asking the question "Why do people remember?" and if they do, what do they remember? Working from his Master's thesis dealing with auditory - visual differences in short-term memory and building on his dissertation dealing with constructive processes of memory, he and his team computerized many of the important facets in 1986-1991. Through four clinical sites, Dr. Brockway has gained and normed a significant amount of data from the elderly (senile dementia, Alzheimer's, etc.) as well as those with both minor and major brain disorders (temporal lobe epilepsy, carbon-monoxide poisioning, alcohol poisioning). The battery of tests (23 in total) has been modified and improved five times over the last 12 years.
Improved reliability, easier to use, easier to score and easier to compare.
Working closely with neurologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, hospital administrators and directors of assisted living centers, Dr. Brockway's approach has always been on real data gained from real people with confirmed, not imagined, disorders. With over thirty years of experience in researching, investigating, writing and giving public addresses on the topic of human memory, Dr. Brockway wishes to share his knowledge and expertise with those who have questions about memory and cognitive performance.
Dr. Brockway has published papers and given speeches across the United States. Below you will find the abstracts to his papers and speeches.
Characterization of Eloquent Language Brain Regions, including Basal Temporal Language using Functional MRI (fMRI).
John P. Brockway, Ph.D., President and CEO of Memory Testing Corp., gave Grand Rounds in Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver on Wednesday, July 25, 2001. Dr. Brockway characterized various regions of brain which are called eloquent cortex. He used fMRI studies with brain tumors or temporal lobe epilepsy to describe the manner and many uses of the computer modules and methods developed especially to determine where language and memory centers were in these individual brains, including the correspondence between this technique and awake intraoperative mapping. He conducted informal sessions with members of the NeuroOncology group, the NeuroRadiology group and met with neurosurgeons about reliability of fMRI and of mapping patients in Denver.
Characterization of Eloquent Brain Regions with Functional MRI
John P. Brockway, Ph.D., President and CEO of Memory Testing Corp. characterized various regions of brain which are called eloquent cortex. He used fMRI studies to describe in various individuals the manner and many of the computer modules and methods developed especially to determine where language and memory centers were, including the correspondence between thistechnique and awake intraoperative mapping.
Grand Rounds in Neurosurgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City on Thursday, 19 July, 2001
Invited address in the first session on Diagnostic Techniques: "Issues in the Contemporary Management of Brain Tumors," Diagnostic Techniques of the William R Pitts Neuroscience Symposium and Memorial Lecture, Tuesday, May 1, 2001, Charlotte, NC.
Two functional magnetic resonance imaging f(MRI) tasks that may replace the gold standard, Wada testing, for language lateralization while giving additional localization information.
Brain & Cognition, 2000, Jun-Aug,;43(1-3):57-9
Dr. Brockway delivered two papers at the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, held in San Antonio, Texas, June 12-16, 2000.
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) May Replace the WADA test for language lateralization/localization.
NeuroImage, 2000, 11(5):S277
Interactive Exploration of fMRI Images within anatomical MRI Volume Reconstruction, with K.R. Subramanian.
NeuroImage, 2000, 11(5):S917
When and Why Will Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) replace the WADA (IAT) test and how will fMRI Improve Patient Outcome?
Dr. Brockway delivered Grand Rounds at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta Georgia, July 28, 2000 in the Neurosurgery Amphitheater on the 3rd floor of the Main Hospital.