Welcome to the June 2019 issue of the SfNIRS newsletter. This newsletter covers the period since our last newsletter, which came out in March 2019. The amount of news that our community has generated in this period is hard to fit into our newsletter. Here is our best effort at summarizing it all. We hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we did preparing it!Continue reading
By Maria Angela Franceschini.
We are making great progress with the fNIRS202 conference.
Pepe and I are sending out invitations for the program committee and we have our keynote speaker. We are thrilled that Professor Richard Aslin has accepted our invitation and are looking forward to an outstanding keynote from him!Continue reading
By Meryem Yücel.
As fNIRS progresses into more natural environments, new challenges in the acquisition and analysis of its signals emerge. A new blind source separation framework, recently published in NeuroImage, aims to provide some remedies.
By Alessandro Torricelli – Politecnico di Milano – Dipartimento di Fisica, Milan (Italy)
Can you imagine fNIRS in a smartphone? With existing steady state or continuous wave (CW) fNIRS technologies this could be just science fiction since miniaturization of a setup is not enough. If we want NIR light to reach brain cortex, at an average depth of 15 mm from the scalp, we would need in fact to place light source and photodetectors at a relative distance of at least 35 mm. This is ruled by the Physics of photon diffusion as presented in Martelli et al. 2016.Continue reading
Several training courses took place during the last quarter with different goals and foci. Here, their organizers share overall assessments and future plans with regards to them.Continue reading
By David Highton. On behalf of the NIRStralia organising committee.
We are delighted to be hosting the NIRStralia SfNIRS endorsed symposium within the biennial meeting of the International Council for NIR Spectroscopy (NIR2019) on 17-18th Sept. Hosted on the idyllic Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia this meeting offers a unique opportunity to engage and share research across the broadest range of NIR applications.Continue reading
By Hamid Dehghani and George Rowley.
The planning for the 2019 fNIRS-UK meeting is well underway, which will be held at the University of Birmingham, UK on the 26th and 27th September, 2019.Continue reading
This is an executive summary of some of the activity that has occurred in the past few months collected from posts you made to our Facebook group and to Twitter.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
By Yumie Ono and Adam Eggebrecht
Did you know that almost 2,000 fNIRS articles were published in the year 2018? In fact, the number of published fNIRS research has been rapidly growing in these two decades.