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How to track new NIRS publications and grants?

Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is an increasingly popular technology in brain imaging research. Compared to fMRI, NIRS can be used for more naturalistic experiments,...
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What is reality?

David Eagleman was my co-advisor during my Ph.D study in Baylor College of Medicine. He produced a documentary movie last year with BBS addressing...
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3 ways to check NIRS data quality

Before performing any data analysis, we should check the data quality first. Below are 3 ways to do so. 1. Visual check of the...
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[培训信息] 第一届近红外脑功能数据处理培训班 NIRS training course in China

重庆思影科技有限公司将于2017年10月16日– 2017年10月18日(周一至周三)举办第一届近红外脑功能数据处理培训班(详见课表安排)。欢迎大家前来咨询。 培训班依然坚持小班教学,手把手带教的教学模式,争取使每一位参加培训的学员能够在近红外脑功能数据处理方法上取得进步。 1、培训简介 功能性近红外光谱技术(functionalnear-infrared spectroscopy, fNIRS)技术是一项利用近红外光穿过皮层组织时的衰减程度定量化地测量大脑局部氧合血红蛋白和脱氧血红蛋白浓度变化的技术。该技术相对fMRI和PET等技术具有更高的时间分辨率(最高可达数十Hz)、便捷性高等优点;相对EEG/ERP技术具有相对更高的空间分辨率。该技术自问世以来,在基础研究、工程与临床实践中有广泛的应用,而且其普及性仍在增长。使用该技术的专业领域涉及心理学、医学、神经科学、脑机接口、运动科学和教育学等。 fNIRS信号的数据处理与fMRI和EEG/ERP等相比既有很多相同点也有很多其独有的方法。准确掌握fNIRS相关数据处理技能对于我们设计fNIRS实验、分析fNIRS数据至关重要。由于fNIRS技术专业性较强,需要系统的培训才能掌握,因此,我们拟举办fNIRS信号数据处理分析培训班,本培训班将在实验设计、数据分析方法原理以及常用开源软件操作等方面对学员展开系统培训,旨在帮助刚刚接触fNIRS技术的人员,如心理、运动科学、生物医学工程等专业研究生,精神、神经内外科、康复科、儿科等医生或临床科研人员及快速了解本领域及掌握fNIRS实验设计及编程、数据处理及分析的相关方法。 2、培训对象 本次培训班面向的对象是一些希望利用近红外技术进行科研和临床研究的医生、研究人员等,为了使数据处理不再成为脑科学研究的拦路虎,培训班实行小范围的理论与实践相结合,授课、操作、指导及问题解决一体化,最终达到独立操作。 培训内容主要包括:fNIRS基本原理及实验设计,SPM 操作及批处理流程,多人脑间功能连接数据分析原理,Homer软件数据处理基础,Homer软件数据处理进阶。 注:如方便,请于会议开始前一天到达会场(9:00 – 20:00)熟悉场地及安装软件、拷贝资料等事宜。 课程安排: 时间 课程名 主要内容 第一天 胡志善 10月16日 上午 fNIRS基本原理及实验设计...
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A few recent NIH grants awarded related to NIRS…

The following email was sent from Stork to me. Stork is an easy-to-use app to alert me of new scientific publications and NIH grants...
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Hyperscanning experiment file (matlab)

Below is the experiment script (in MatLab) for our hyperscanning project (“NIRS-based hyperscanning reveals increased interpersonal coherence in superior frontal cortex during cooperation.”). For...
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Does Facebook’s “mind reading” project use NIRS?

Facebook just announced that they are experimenting with mind-reading technology using optical neuro-imaging systems. This technology will allow people to type words by thoughts...
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A few recent NIH grants awarded related to NIRS

The following email was sent from Stork to me. Stork is an easy-to-use app to alert me of new scientific publications and NIH grants...
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RA and Postdoc position at Stanford

Brain Dynamics Lab (bdl.stanford.edu) is a computational neuropsychiatry lab dedicated to developing computational methods for a better understanding of individual differences in brain functioning...
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Updated loadHitachiText.m

Some labs have been using our script readHitachiData.m to load NIRS data from Hitachi ETG machines. We recently found that some output MES data contains...
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