fNIRS Neuroimaging of the Developing Brain of Young Infants
July 31st, 2017 GENTARO TAGA Graduate School of Education
The University of Tokyo

The functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) has revealed the processes of functional development of the brain In young human infants. First, I will show how our group has developed the techniques for multi-channel measurement, analysis of oxy- and deoxy-Hemoglobin [Hb] time series, and registration of optical probes in reference to MRI of the brain in infants. Then, I will show findings such as (1) the development of cortical activation in response to visual, auditory and language stimuli, (2) the development of functional connectivity based on spontaneous changes in oxy- and deoxy-Hb in sleeping states, and (3) the development of hemoglobin phase of oxygenation and deoxygenation (hPod) as an index for circular, metabolic, and neruovascular development for term and preterm-born infants. Finally I will propose a dynamical systems model to understand the circular, metabolic, and neruovascular development.

Seminar, July 31, 2017, 12:00. Blue Lecture Room

Hosted by Prof. Turgut Durduran