22 August 2001 Human brain activity with functional NIR optical imager
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Proceedings Volume 4427, Imaging of Tissue Structure and Function; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.438411
Event: Imaging of Tissue Structure and Function, 2001, none, Russian Federation
Abstract
In this paper we reviewed the applications of functional near infrared optical imager in human brain activity. Optical imaging results of brain activity, including memory for new association, emotional thinking, mental arithmetic, pattern recognition ' where's Waldo?, occipital cortex in visual stimulation, and motor cortex in finger tapping, are demonstrated. It is shown that the NIR optical method opens up new fields of study of the human population, in adults under conditions of simulated or real stress that may have important effects upon functional performance. It makes practical and affordable for large populations the complex technology of measuring brain function. It is portable and low cost. In cognitive tasks subjects could report orally. The temporal resolution could be millisecond or less in theory. NIR method will have good prospects in exploring human brain secret.
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Qingming Luo, "Human brain activity with functional NIR optical imager", Proc. SPIE 4427, Imaging of Tissue Structure and Function, (22 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438411; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.438411
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