Education and Psychology Research
To acquire strictly task-dependent signals, the brain-function measurements are performed in a laboratory where various conditions can be controlled. fNIRS places few restrictions on the measurement environment or the subject's posture, which makes it effective for psychological experiments. Acquiring brain-function data with respect to diverse topics to understand human cognitive functions under various conditions may lead to the kansei evaluation of products.
Simultaneous measurements with an eye movement tracker can link the subject's eye movements and brain functions.
Drug Development and Medical Research
Measurements on Newborn Babies and Infants
The brain functions of newborn babies and infants and how they develop is a research area not yet fully explained. Because it uses near infra-red light, fNIRS is a safe brain-function measurement technique effective for measurements on newborn babies and infants. It can be used for diverse research applications including the senses of touch, hearing, and vision.
・ NeuroImage, 54 (3), 2394-2400 (2011)
・ Brain Research, 1383, 242-251 (2011)
・ NeuroReport, 23 (6), 373-377 (2012)
Simultaneous NIRS and EEG Measurements
Simultaneous measurements of neural activity and changes in blood flow enhance the spatiotemporal resolution and permit application to many research fields.
・ Brain Topogr, 22（3）, 197-214（2009）
・ NeuroImage, 59（4）, 4006-4021（2012）
Simultaneous measurements with a motion analysis system can link the subject's body movements and brain functions.
・ NeuroImage, 34 (4), 1416-1427 (2007)
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