15 July 1999 Photon-density wave fluctuation correlation spectroscopy: study of coherence in the brain and muscles
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Proceedings Volume 3597, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue III; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.356814
Event: BiOS '99 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1999, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Using photon-density-wave fluctuation-correlation-spectroscopy, we studied the fluctuations of the optical signal measured in the brain and skeletal muscles. We investigated the autocorrelation power spectra at specific tissue locations, and the coherence between different tissue regions in the frequency band 0-0.3 Hz. We found specific dominant frequency components that can be assigned to vasoconstriction activity. In a measurement protocol involving voluntary motor stimulation (right hand finger movements), we found that the optical fluctuations observed in the left forearm muscle and in the left cerebral motor cortex show different coherence features at rest and during stimulation. These changes are particularly significant at the frequencies associated with vasoconstriction activity. A power-spectrum analysis of the optical fluctuations revealed a resonance-like dependence of the optical signal at the motor cortex on the period of the motor stimulation sequence.
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Vlad Toronov, Vlad Toronov, Mattia A. Filiaci, Mattia A. Filiaci, Maria-Angela Franceschini, Maria-Angela Franceschini, Sergio Fantini, Sergio Fantini, Enrico Gratton, Enrico Gratton, } "Photon-density wave fluctuation correlation spectroscopy: study of coherence in the brain and muscles", Proc. SPIE 3597, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue III, (15 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.356814; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.356814
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