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Near-infrared spectroscopy: a report from the McDonnell infant methodology consortium

Gervain, J. and Mehler, J. and Werker, J.F. and Nelson, C.A. and Csibra, Gergely and Lloyd-Fox, Sarah and Shukla, M. and Aslin, R.N. (2011) Near-infrared spectroscopy: a report from the McDonnell infant methodology consortium. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 1 (1), pp. 22-46. ISSN 1878-9293.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2010.07.004

Abstract

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a new and increasingly widespread brain imaging technique, particularly suitable for young infants. The laboratories of the McDonnell Consortium have contributed to the technological development and research applications of this technique for nearly a decade. The present paper provides a general introduction to the technique as well as a detailed report of the methodological innovations developed by the Consortium. The basic principles of NIRS and some of the existing developmental studies are reviewed. Issues concerning technological improvements, parameter optimization, possible experimental designs and data analysis techniques are discussed and illustrated by novel empirical data.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Near-infrared spectroscopy, optical imaging, newborns, infants
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2011 11:42
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:20
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2974

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