Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Course

November 16 - 18, 2016

149 Thirteenth Street, Charlestown, MA

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The Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging is proud to announce a two-and-a-half-day course on functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), an emerging imaging modality with a wide array of potential applications. fNIRS is noninvasive, employs no ionizing radiation and is portable, thus offering practitioners a means to monitor oxygenation and map brain activity at bedside.

The course covers the fundamentals of fNIRS and offers hands-on experience in data acquisition and analysis. Topics include: an overview of the physics of fNIRS and imaging of the brain, fNIRS instrumentation, safety issues and training on data acquisition and analysis. The course is geared toward end users in application areas such as clinical monitoring and psychology research. Each of the two full days of the course includes hands-on activities during which participants apply the concepts taught during the day's seminars.