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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426802/decoding-the-infant-mind-multivariate-pattern-analysis-mvpa-using-fnirs
#1
Lauren L Emberson, Benjamin D Zinszer, Rajeev D S Raizada, Richard N Aslin
The MRI environment restricts the types of populations and tasks that can be studied by cognitive neuroscientists (e.g., young infants, face-to-face communication). FNIRS is a neuroimaging modality that records the same physiological signal as fMRI but without the constraints of MRI, and with better spatial localization than EEG. However, research in the fNIRS community largely lacks the analytic sophistication of analogous fMRI work, restricting the application of this imaging technology. The current paper presents a method of multivariate pattern analysis for fNIRS that allows the authors to decode the infant mind (a key fNIRS population)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424602/assessing-the-driver-s-current-level-of-working-memory-load-with-high-density-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-a-realistic-driving-simulator-study
#2
Anirudh Unni, Klas Ihme, Meike Jipp, Jochem W Rieger
Cognitive overload or underload results in a decrease in human performance which may result in fatal incidents while driving. We envision that driver assistive systems which adapt their functionality to the driver's cognitive state could be a promising approach to reduce road accidents due to human errors. This research attempts to predict variations of cognitive working memory load levels in a natural driving scenario with multiple parallel tasks and to reveal predictive brain areas. We used a modified version of the n-back task to induce five different working memory load levels (from 0-back up to 4-back) forcing the participants to continuously update, memorize, and recall the previous 'n' speed sequences and adjust their speed accordingly while they drove for approximately 60 min on a highway with concurrent traffic in a virtual reality driving simulator...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422138/abnormal-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-the-orbitofrontal-cortex-of-heroin-users-and-its-relationship-with-anxiety-a-pilot-fnirs-study
#3
Hada Fong-Ha Ieong, Zhen Yuan
Drug addiction is widely linked to the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), which is essential for regulating reward-related behaviors, emotional responses, and anxiety. Over the past two decades, neuroimaging has provided significant contributions revealing functional and structural alternations in the brains of drug addicts. However, the underlying neural mechanism in the OFC and its correlates with drug addiction and anxiety still require further elucidation. We first presented a pilot investigation to examine local networks in OFC regions through resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) from eight abstinent addicts in a heroin-dependent group (HD) and seven subjects in a control group (CG)...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420129/hand-motion-detection-in-fnirs-neuroimaging-data
#4
Mohammadreza Abtahi, Amir Mohammad Amiri, Dennis Byrd, Kunal Mankodiya
As the number of people diagnosed with movement disorders is increasing, it becomes vital to design techniques that allow the better understanding of human brain in naturalistic settings. There are many brain imaging methods such as fMRI, SPECT, and MEG that provide the functional information of the brain. However, these techniques have some limitations including immobility, cost, and motion artifacts. One of the most emerging portable brain scanners available today is functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)...
April 15, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419082/diffuse-optical-tomography-to-investigate-the-newborn-brain
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Chuen Wai Lee, Robert J Cooper, Topun Austin
Over the past 15 years, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) has emerged as a powerful technology for studying the developing brain. Diffuse Optical Tomography (DOT) is an extension of fNIRS that combines hemodynamic information from dense optical sensor arrays over a wide field of view. Using image reconstruction techniques, DOT can provide images of the hemodynamic correlates to neural function that are comparable to those produced by functional MRI (fMRI). This review article explains the principles of DOT, and highlights the growing literature on the use of DOT in the study of healthy development of the infant brain, and the study of novel pathophysiology in infants with brain injury...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400816/the-cortical-activation-pattern-during-bilateral-arm-raising-movements
#6
Sung Ho Jang, Jung Pyo Seo, Seung-Hyun Lee, Sang-Hyun Jin, Sang Seok Yeo
Bilateral arm raising movements have been used in brain rehabilitation for a long time. However, no study has been reported on the effect of these movements on the cerebral cortex. In this study, using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), we attempted to investigate cortical activation generated during bilateral arm raising movements. Ten normal subjects were recruited for this study. fNIRS was performed using an fNIRS system with 49 channels. Bilateral arm raising movements were performed in sitting position at the rate of 0...
February 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400568/complexity-analysis-of-fnirs-signals-in-adhd-children-during-working-memory-task
#7
Yue Gu, Shuo Miao, Junxia Han, Ke Zeng, Gaoxiang Ouyang, Jian Yang, Xiaoli Li
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder in children. Neuroimaging studies have revealed abnormalities of neural activities in some brain regions, including the frontal cortex, striatum, cerebellum, and occipital cortex. Recently, some investigators have demonstrated that nonlinear complexity analysis of neural activity may provide a new index to indicate ADHD. In the present study, we used the permutation entropy (PE) to measure the complexity of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) signals in children with and without ADHD during a working memory task, it was aimed to investigate the relationship between the PE values and the cortical activations, and the different PE values between the children with and without ADHD...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386576/functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study-on-tonic-pain-activation-by-cold-pressor-test
#8
Zeinab Barati, Issa Zakeri, Kambiz Pourrezaei
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) has recently been suggested for monitoring cortical hemodynamic response to experimental and clinical acute pain. However, the hemodynamic response to a tonic, noxious cold stimulus, and its relation with subjective pain sensation is not fully characterized. We investigated the relationship between pain threshold and tolerance and the evoked hemodynamic response to cold pressor tests (CPTs) at varying intensities and explored the gender effect. Twenty-one healthy individuals (10 males and 11 females) performed four CPTs at 1°C, 5°C, 10°C, and 15°C...
January 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373091/motor-planning-and-performance-in-transitive-and-intransitive-gesture-execution-and-imagination-does-eeg-rp-activity-predict-hemodynamic-fnirs-response
#9
Michela Balconi, Livia Cortesi, Davide Crivelli
The interplay between neural structures and processes underlying motor planning and proper movement initiation and guidance is still a matter of debate. The present study aimed at investigating cortical correlates of motor planning and production when execution and imagery of real-life gestures are performed, with an additional focus on potential specificities of meaningful transitive/intransitive gestures. Electrophysiological (Readiness Potential - RP) and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) measures were analyzed to investigate the relationship between processes supporting action planning, execution and imagination...
March 31, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361564/superior-episodic-memory-in-inconsistent-handers-a-replication-and-extension-using-fnirs
#10
Ruth E Propper, Neil Patel, Stephen D Christman, Christophe Carlei
A large body of evidence supports the existence of a robust handedness difference in episodic memory retrieval, with inconsistent-handedness being associated with superior memory across a wide variety of paradigms, including superior retrieval of lab-based and real world memories. Despite superior episidoc memory in inconsistent-handers, and despite neuroanatomical and neurophysiological differences in cortical regions between inconsistent- and consistent-handers, we are aware of no studies to date that have examined physiological activity in the brains of inconsistent- versus consistent-handers while engaged in memory tasks...
March 31, 2017: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336339/optimal-feature-selection-from-fnirs-signals-using-genetic-algorithms-for-bci
#11
Farzan Majeed Noori, Noman Naseer, Nauman Khalid Qureshi, Hammad Nazeer, Rayyan Azam Khan
In this paper, a novel technique for determination of the optimal feature combinations and, thereby, acquisition of the maximum classification performance for a functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)-based brain-computer interface (BCI), is proposed. After obtaining motor-imagery and rest signals from the motor cortex, filtering is applied to remove the physiological noises. Six features (signal slope, signal mean, signal variance, signal peak, signal kurtosis and signal skewness) are then extracted from the oxygenated hemoglobin (HbO)...
March 20, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324790/a-new-approach-to-estimating-the-evoked-hemodynamic-response-applied-to-dual-channel-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#12
Reza Arefi Shirvan, Seyed Kamaledin Setarehdan, Ali Motie Nasrabadi
BACKGROUND: Brain activity can be measured non-invasively by means of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) which records hemodynamics of the brain tissue. Sensitivity of fNIRS to the brain activity is however being affected by natural physiological brain hemodynamics (systemic interferences). Functional hemodynamic signal extraction from physiological interferences still remains a challenging task. NEW METHOD: This paper presents a novel effective algorithm for real-time physiological interference reduction and recovery of the evoked brain activity using a dual channel fNIRS system...
March 18, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315125/evidence-of-non-linear-associations-between-frustration-related-prefrontal-cortex-activation-and-the-normal-abnormal-spectrum-of-irritability-in-young-children
#13
Adam S Grabell, Yanwei Li, Jeff W Barker, Lauren S Wakschlag, Theodore J Huppert, Susan B Perlman
Burgeoning interest in early childhood irritability has recently turned toward neuroimaging techniques to better understand normal versus abnormal irritability using dimensional methods. Current accounts largely assume a linear relationship between poor frustration management, an expression of irritability, and its underlying neural circuitry. However, the relationship between these constructs may not be linear (i.e., operate differently at varying points across the irritability spectrum), with implications for how early atypical irritability is identified and treated...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291832/electrophysiological-and-hemodynamic-mismatch-responses-in-rats-listening-to-human-speech-syllables
#14
Mahdi Mahmoudzadeh, Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz, Fabrice Wallois
Speech is a complex auditory stimulus which is processed according to several time-scales. Whereas consonant discrimination is required to resolve rapid acoustic events, voice perception relies on slower cues. Humans, right from preterm ages, are particularly efficient to encode temporal cues. To compare the capacities of preterms to those observed in other mammals, we tested anesthetized adult rats by using exactly the same paradigm as that used in preterm neonates. We simultaneously recorded neural (using ECoG) and hemodynamic responses (using fNIRS) to series of human speech syllables and investigated the brain response to a change of consonant (ba vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286404/applications-of-optical-neuroimaging-in-usability-research
#15
Audrey P Hill, Corey J Bohil
In this article we review recent and potential applications of optical neuroimaging to human factors and usability research. We focus specifically on functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) because of its cost-effectiveness and ease of implementation. Researchers have used fNIRS to assess a range of psychological phenomena relevant to human factors, such as cognitive workload, attention, motor activity, and more. It offers the opportunity to measure hemodynamic correlates of mental activity during task completion in human factors and usability studies...
April 2016: Ergonomics in Design: the Magazine of Human Factors Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278240/neural-correlates-of-conflict-between-gestures-and-words-a-domain-specific-role-for-a-temporal-parietal-complex
#16
J Adam Noah, Swethasri Dravida, Xian Zhang, Shaul Yahil, Joy Hirsch
The interpretation of social cues is a fundamental function of human social behavior, and resolution of inconsistencies between spoken and gestural cues plays an important role in successful interactions. To gain insight into these underlying neural processes, we compared neural responses in a traditional color/word conflict task and to a gesture/word conflict task to test hypotheses of domain-general and domain-specific conflict resolution. In the gesture task, recorded spoken words ("yes" and "no") were presented simultaneously with video recordings of actors performing one of the following affirmative or negative gestures: thumbs up, thumbs down, head nodding (up and down), or head shaking (side-to-side), thereby generating congruent and incongruent communication stimuli between gesture and words...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269689/designing-and-testing-a-wearable-wireless-fnirs-patch
#17
Mohammadreza Abtahi, Gozde Cay, Manob Jyoti Saikia, Kunal Mankodiya
Optical brain monitoring using near infrared (NIR) light has got a lot of attention in order to study the complexity of the brain due to several advantages as oppose to other methods such as EEG, fMRI and PET. There are a few commercially available functional NIR spectroscopy (fNIRS) brain monitoring systems, but they are still non-wearable and pose difficulties in scanning the brain while the participants are in motion. In this work, we present our endeavors to design and test a low-cost, wireless fNIRS patch using NIR light sources at wavelengths of 770 and 830nm, photodetectors and a microcontroller to trigger the light sources, read photodetector's output and transfer data wirelessly (via Bluetooth) to a smart-phone...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269424/mental-stress-grading-based-on-fnirs-signals
#18
Fares Al-Shargie, Tong Boon Tang, Masashi Kiguchi
In this study, we propose functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to objectively grade different levels of mental stress. The levels of stress were set based on the difficulty of arithmetic task, time pressure and negative feedback about peer performance. We examined the proposed approach on twelve human subjects using the Montreal Imaging Stress Task. The experiment results revealed a reduction in cortical activation at prefrontal cortex when stressed, and the differences in hemodynamic response between control condition and under stress were significant for arithmetic difficulty level one, two and three, respectively, (p = 0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269110/assessment-of-mental-workload-by-eeg-fnirs
#19
Haleh Aghajani, Ahmet Omurtag
We investigated the use of a multimodal functional neuroimaging system in quantifying mental workload of healthy human volunteers. We recorded behavioral performance measures as well as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) simultaneously from subjects performing n-back tasks. The EEG and fNIRS signals were used in feature generation and classification offline using support vector machines. We examined the classification accuracy of three distinct systems: EEG based; fNIRS based; and Hybrid, which contained features from the first two systems as based on their interactions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268630/decoding-movement-direction-using-phase-space-analysis-of-hemodynamic-responses-to-arm-movements-based-on-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#20
Nicoladie Tam, Luca Pollonini, George Zouridakis
In this study we applied phase-space analysis on the hemodynamic signals recorded from the motor cortex of human subjects using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to decode the direction of intentional hand movements. Our goal is to develop a brain-computer-interface (BCI) based on optical imaging that can control a wheelchair. To establish the relationship between the hemodynamic response and movement direction, participants were asked to perform repetitive arm movements in two orthogonal directions (right-left and front-back) on a horizontal plane, while the time course of the oxy-hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) and deoxy-hemoglobin (deoxy-Hb) responses were recorded...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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