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Fig 1. The averaged relative change in O2Hb corresponding to “yes” and “no” sentence interstimuli interval (ISI).

News Feed – fNIRS Brain Computer Interface provides potential avenue to communicate with Complete Locked-in State Patients

Complete Locked-In State (CLIS) is characterized by a person’s deterioration of all motor functions, but the retention of psychological and emotional capabilities. Traditional methods of attempted communication with people that have CLIS usually involves a variety of brain computer interface techniques. Some of these techniques have involved invasive measures such as implanted electrodes, while

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Fundamentals Series: Micromanipulators Part 1

Our Fundamentals Series of articles will endeavour to discuss basic concepts related to tools, techniques and technology, primarily focused on the neurosciences. Key factors to consider when investing in a new micromanipulator This is the first topic in Our Fundamentals Series. It consists of three informative chapters, with the first offering an overview of

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Tech Overview: Neuroprosthetics Part 1

Introduction – Therapeutic Potential Since the 1960s, neural interfaces have been used to record neural activity or stimulate neural tissue in humans and animals 1. Millions of people worldwide are affected by neurological disorders which disrupt connections within the brain and between brain and body causing impairments of primary functions and paralysis. Such a

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Near-infrared fluorophores for Neuroscience research and engineering

Introduction Despite the advent of recent imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound scanners, imaging of deep tissues has been difficult due to poor photon penetration. In mammalian tissues, which is opaque to light in the visible spectrum (400-700nm), traditional imaging has increasing photon

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White Paper: All-Optical Imaging & Stimulation Tools for In Vivo Neuroscience

This white paper was published on the the Mightex website Introduction A long-standing objective in neuroscience has been elucidating how in vivo neural activity relates to sensory processing, behaviour, cognition, and/or  cortical processing. Researchers have attempted to understand this relationship by developing a wide-range of all-optical tools for simultaneous imaging and manipulation of neural


Research Summary – Overeating and Alcohol Consumption

Very interesting Nature Communications article by our soon-to-be colleague, Craig Blomeley, and his collaborators, linking alcohol consumption with overeating in humans. Great timing on this topic for the festive season too! But a bit more about the research done for this publication: The mechanisms are unclear, and have been proposed to involve intoxication-induced disregard

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