1 October 1999 Higher-order brain function analysis by trans-cranial dynamic near-infrared spectroscopy imaging
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 4(4), (1999). doi:10.1117/1.429959
Abstract
Near-infrared spectroscopy is discussed from the viewpoint of human higher-order brain function analysis. Pioneering work in this field is reviewed; then we describe our concept of noninvasive trans-cranial dynamic optical topography and its instrumentation. Also, the validity of its functional images is assessed from both physical and physiological viewpoints. After confirming the validity of this method, we have applied it to a wide variety of fields such as clinical medicine, cognitive science, and linguistics in collaboration with researchers at several other institutes. Further application possibilities and the future of trans-cranial dynamic optical topography are also discussed.
Hideaki Koizumi, Yuichi Yamashita, Atsushi Maki, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Yoshitoshi Ito, Hiroyuki Itagaki, Richard P. Kennan, "Higher-order brain function analysis by trans-cranial dynamic near-infrared spectroscopy imaging," Journal of Biomedical Optics 4(4), (1 October 1999). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.429959
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Brain

Near infrared spectroscopy

Imaging spectroscopy

Spectroscopy

Absorption

Light scattering

Functional magnetic resonance imaging

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