fNIRS Training Course Materials 2019

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fNIRS Course
Neurophotonics Center, Boston University
November 6-8, 2019

DAY 1 – November 6th
9:00 – 10:30 am NIRS introduction – Lecture  (video)
10:30 – 11:15 am Hands-on A – Cuff occlusion with various instruments (CW-NIRS, FD-NIRS, DCS)
11:15 – 11.30 am Break
11:30 – 12:45 pm fNIRS overview – Lecture (video)
12:45 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 pm Computer testing
2:00 – 3:00 pm Data analysis – Basic steps demonstrated with Homer3 (with video and excercise)
3:00 – 5:00 pm Hands-on B and C – 3D-digitizer and fNIRS experiments

DAY 2 – November 7th
9:00 – 10:30 am Short separation regression and GLM (with video and exercise)
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 – 12:15 pm Motion Artifacts (with video and exercise)
12:15 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm Exercise: Data analysis – Analysis of Hands-on B data from Day 1
3:00 – 3:30 pm Exercise: Data analysis – Result presentation
3:30 – 3:45 pm Break
3:45 – 5:30 pm Application Talks:
Maria Angela Franceschini, “Building a brain maturation growth chart with   NIRS-DCS: Results from a nutritional study in Guinea Bissau”
Alexander von Lühmann, “Toward Multimodal Neuroimaging in the Everyday   World: Mental Workload in Moving Operators”
Meryem Ayşe Yücel, “fNIRS Studies at BU”
5:30 – 5:45 pm Homework assignment – Homer3 analysis in preparation for Day 3
6:00 – 7:30 pm Working dinner – Homework + Continuing analysis of data from participants

DAY 3 – November 8th
9:00 – 10:00 am Atlas Guided Analysis (video)
10:00 – 10:15 am Using Subject’s True Anatomy (exercise)
10:15 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 11:30 am Probe design: software (video1 and video2)
11:30 – 12:30 pm Exercise: Probe design
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 pm Exercise: Probe repeatability and comparison with target design (with exercise 1 and 2)
2:30 – 4:30 pm Exercise: Image Reconstruction (with demo: subj1, subj2, results&probe and problem set)
4:30 – 5:00 pm Wrap up