Lunch seminar with Simon Skau on Nov 30: Principles behind fNIRS and its applicability


Functional Near-InfraRed Spectroscopy (fNIRS) is an in vivo functional neuroimaging technique. It takes advantage of the fact that human tissues are relatively transparent to light in the near infrared spectra, to detect hemodynamic changes within the cortex. Even though the fNIRS technique has been known for several decades we have in recent years seen major advances in terms of both temporal and spatial resolution and usability. fNIRS has several advantages over other neuroimaging techniques, such as its portability, insensitivity to movement artifact and low cost. At this seminar the use and application areas of fNIRS will be presented, as well as ongoing and planned studies in the fNIRS lab located at MedTech West. At the moment the ongoing and planned studies involve investigation of cognitive capacity in children, physical and cognitive training and its effect on cognition and its neural substrate, functional divergence in patient with mental fatigue and cortical plasticity following reconstructive hand surgery.​

Welcome to this lunch seminar with Simon Skau, PhD student at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology

Where? Kammaren, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
When? Nov 30, 11.30-12.30 (13.00 incl. lunch)

A light lunch will be served to those who have registered before 13:00 pm on November 26.

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