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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Imaging Brain Function with Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Unconstrained Environments

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Author(s):
Balardin, Joana B. ; Zimeo Morais, Guilherme A. ; Furucho, Rogerio A. ; Trambaiolli, Lucas ; Vanzella, Patricia ; Biazoli, Jr., Claudinei ; Sato, Joao R.
Total Authors: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE; v. 11, MAY 17 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 29
Abstract

Assessing the neural correlates of motor and cognitive processes under naturalistic experimentation is challenging due to the movement constraints of traditional brain imaging technologies. The recent advent of portable technologies that are less sensitive to motion artifacts such as Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) have been made possible the study of brain function in freely-moving participants. In this paper, we describe a series of proof-of-concept experiments examining the potential of fNIRS in assessing the neural correlates of cognitive and motor processes in unconstrained environments. We show illustrative applications for practicing a sport (i.e., table tennis), playing a musical instrument (i.e., piano and violin) alone or in duo and performing daily activities for many hours (i.e., continuous monitoring). Our results expand upon previous research on the feasibility and robustness of fNIRS to monitor brain hemodynamic changes in different real life settings. We believe that these preliminary results showing the flexibility and robustness of fNIRS measurements may contribute by inspiring future work in the field of applied neuroscience. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/17406-5 - Emotional decoding and neuromodulation of the prefrontal cortex with NIRS-EEG
Grantee:Lucas Remoaldo Trambaiolli
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate