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SfNIRS Newsletter March 2019

Welcome to the March 2019 issue of the SfNIRS newsletter. This issue is somewhat longer then usual. For some of the entries, such as the publications section, we have had to go back as far as June 2018 to catch up. Enjoy!

The society in the social networks
An executive summary of your posts in the social networks.
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    fNIRS 2020 Boston
The website for the 2020 meeting in Boston is now up, and is looking great. Have a look for yourself, and learn the story about the logo. Bookmark it and keep an eye to the latest news about the meeting.
By Maria Angela Franceschini
       Special issue on fNIRS in Frontiers in Neuroscience
The focus of this special issue is on the most recent developments in methodologies and applications of fNIRS but topics are not limited. Find the issue call for papers here.
By Meryem A Yücel
Shared Near Infrared (.snirf) File Format (Advance)
Researchers in fNIRS community have been working since 2012 to establish a shared data format for fNIRS experimental data. This data format will likely become a de facto standard when released with several industry and academic teams having already agreed to comply with it. And you can participate in its development!
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By Yumie Ono and Adam Eggebrecht
[How is your surgeon doing?
Learn how fNIRS is helping surgeons to assess their performance.
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By Meryem A Yücel
Hyperscanning, hyperhot social neuroscience
Hyperscanning is concerned with the concurrent neuroimaging of more than one subject simultaneously. Understanding the synchronized activities of brains has important implications to understanding our social interactions whether in cooperative or competitive settings. The available hyperscanning literature reveals a hot new topic that is attracting growing interest. And guess what? fNIRS is at the front of the line!
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By Felipe Orihuela-Espina and Joy Hirsch
NIRS in the news
Early Detection of Brain Injury in Newborns
A novel broad-band NIRS device, measuring both oxygen and energy levels, has been developed by the UCL team with the aim of achieving an early detection of brain injury in newborns. This work has been recently highlighted by BBC Health News.
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By Sabrina Brigadoi and Dani Forster

More NIRS in the news
For more NIRS in the news, see our latest list. For future issues, we encourage you to announce events in our Facebook group or in Tweeter using the hashtag #fNIRSinthenews
Coming meetings and courses
We have a list of forthcoming events in 2019 that may be interesting for the community. For future issues, we encourage you to announce events in our Facebook group or in Tweeter using the hashtag #fNIRSevent
By Sergio Novi and Stacey Ladieu
Job Openings
We have updated our list of job opportunities for 2019 in industry and academia that may be interesting for the community. For future issues, we encourage you to announce events in our Facebook group or in Tweeter using the hashtag #fNIRSjob
By Gemma Bale, Maria Beketskaia, and Jeff Dunn
fNIRS publications
Keep yourself up-to-date on the latest fNIRS publications. For future issues, we encourage you to announce events in our Facebook group or in Twitter using the hashtag #fNIRSpublication
By Felix Scholkmann and Felipe Orihuela-Espina
Education Committee Member Update
After the 2018 Tokyo meeting, the Education Committee has been renewed. We thank the members who are stepping down, Cécile Issard, Katherine Perdue and Juliette Selb, for their contribution, and we welcome our new members. The Education Committee now has the following members: Chair: Judit Gervain, Members : Silvia Benavides, Robert Cooper, Christophe Grova, Lauren Emberson, Sarah Lloyd-Fox, Rickson Mesquita, Yasuyo Minagawa and Hellmuth Obrig. The Committee will launch new activities, such as webinars, very shortly.
By Judit Gervain
Clipart: http://clipart-library.com/clipart/998762.htmThe Communication Committee is working on its internal procedures
We have dedicated time to focus on our internal procedures. As we start to automatize some of them, we encourage you to use related hashtags in your social network posts.
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By Heather Bortfeld and Felipe Orihuela-Espina

Disclaimer: While we encourage translation of fNIRS technology to commercial products by our members, the Communication Committee and the fNIRS society do not endorse any for-profit or non-profit entity and do not receive any compensation for reporting news about commercial products.

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