Differences in prefrontal cortex activity using near-infrared spectroscopy.

Link – Differences in prefrontal cortex activity based on difficulty in a working memory task using near-infrared spectroscopy. Abstract The Prefrontal cortex (PFC) has been highly related to executive functions such as working memory (WM). This study assesses the activity of the PFC in performing the Sternberg WM task (ST) with three levels of difficulty […]

fNIRS for Major Depressive Disorder Review

Link – Diagnostic and Predictive Applications of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for Major Depressive Disorder: A Systematic Review. Abstract Introduction: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a global psychiatric disorder with no established biomarker. There is growing evidence that functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) has the ability to aid in the diagnosis and prediction of the treatment response […]

Interbrain synchronization in gesture observation

Link – The effect of interbrain synchronization in gesture observation: A fNIRS study. Abstract INTRODUCTION: Gestures characterize individuals’ nonverbal communicative exchanges, taking on different functions. Several types of research in the neuroscientific field have been interested in the investigation of the neural correlates underlying the observation and implementation of different gestures categories. In particular, different […]

Brain networks that underlie visual working memory

Link – The functional brain networks that underlie visual working memory in the first two years of life. Abstract Visual working memory (VWM) is a central cognitive system used to compare views of the world and detect changes in the local environment. This system undergoes dramatic development in the first two years; however, we know […]

Tracking Differential Activation of Motor Cortex

Link – Tracking Differential Activation of Primary and Supplementary Motor Cortex Across Timing Tasks: An fNIRS Validation Study. Abstract Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) provides an alternative to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for assessing changes in cortical hemodynamics. To establish the utility of fNIRS for measuring differential recruitment of the motor network during the production […]

Development of a fMRI and fNIRS Neurofeedback System

Link – Development of a Combined, Sequential Real-Time fMRI and fNIRS Neurofeedback System Enhance Motor Learning After Stroke. Abstract BACKGROUND: After stroke, wrist extension dyscoordination precludes functional arm/hand. We developed a more spatially precise brain signal for use in brain computer interface (BCI’s) for stroke survivors. NEW METHOD: Combination BCI protocol of real-time functional magnetic […]

Interactive live fNIRS reveals engagement

Link – Interactive live fNIRS reveals engagement of the temporoparietal junction in response to social contingency in infants. Abstract Live social interaction is the dominant form of human social activity, but it remains unclear if brain processing of live interactive social stimuli differs substantially from processing of non-interactive social stimuli, mainly because of technical difficulties […]

Fiberless, Multi-Channel fNIRS-EEG System

Link – Fiberless, Multi-Channel fNIRS-EEG System Based on Silicon Photomultipliers: Towards Sensitive and Ecological Mapping of Brain Activity and Neurovascular Coupling. Abstract Portable neuroimaging technologies can be employed for long-term monitoring of neurophysiological and neuropathological states. Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) and Electroencephalography (EEG) are highly suited for such a purpose. Their multimodal integration allows the […]

Frontal hemodynamic response

Link – Frontal hemodynamic response during step initiation under cognitive conflict in elderly and young healthy people. Abstract Gait initiation is a daily challenge even for healthy individuals as it requires the timely coupling between the automatic anticipatory postural adjustment (APA) and the voluntary step according to the context. Modulation of this motor event has […]

Infants’ cortical processing of biological motion configuration

Link – Infants’ cortical processing of biological motion configuration – A fNIRS study. Abstract Biological motion perception is a key component of action perception contributing to social cognition in crucial ways. Contemporary neuroimaging studies show that biological motion is processed differently in the human brain from other types of motion. In particular, the right posterior […]