Functional Near-Infrared Optical Imaging (fNIR) is a promising neuroimaging technology which measures hemodynamics of the brain in response to neural activity. Applications for this technology are broad and include optical brain imaging, cognition (e.g. working memory, decision making processes, mental fatigue), neuroergonomics, neuromarketing, and muscle oxygenation studies. Like fMRI, the technology is noninvasive and has a high temporal resolution. However, unlike fMRI, fNIR is portable, affordable and much less sensitive to motion. Modern devices are increasingly miniaturized, allowing them to be used in a wide range of experimental conditions, including outside and in moving subjects.
In this webinar hosted by BIOPAC, Alex Dimov of BIOPAC and Davood Tashayyod of fNIR Devices discuss the strengths, best practices and applications of fNIR technology for neuroscience research. They also present a live demo showcasing the latest fNIR equipment—including the new Mobile System and Through-the-Hair Sensor—and show how they can be used to study human cognition and brain function.
Watch this webinar to learn:
- Applications of fNIR technology
- Proper setup of equipment for optimal data collections in each application area
- Prefrontal cortex vs. whole brain studies
- fNIR and muscle oxygenation
- Whole head imaging
Account Director & fNIR Expert,
BIOPAC Systems in Europe
Alex Dimov has been teaching workshops on the topic of physiological data acquisition and analysis for nearly 15 years. While at UC Santa Barbara, he was an instructor for The Advanced Training Institute for Virtual Reality in Social Psychology. He joined BIOPAC as an application specialist and now oversees European Sales for BIOPAC.
Davood Tashayyod stewarded fNIR Devices LLC, from a start-up company in 2009 to the premier supplier of low-cost functional near-infrared brain imaging systems—now used in research institutes around the world.