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.
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.
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||Near-infrared spectroscopy, optical imaging, newborns, infants|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences|
|Research Centre:||Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)|
|Date Deposited:||27 Jan 2011 11:42|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2016 11:12|
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