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fNIRS 2022 In-Person Program

October 9 2022

Opening Remarks: 6:00-6:30 PM EDT

Keynote: 6:30-7:30 PM EDT

Session Chairs: Ippeita Dan, Chuo University, Japan, Mari Franceschini, MGH, Harvard Medical School, USA

18:30 – The New Neuroscience of Two: Breakthrough fNIRS technology and emerging principles of dyadic interaction, Joy Hirsch, Yale School of Medicine


October 10 2022

Oral Session 1: Neurodevelopment, 8:00-9:45 AM EDT

Session Chairs: Lauren Emberson, University of British Columbia, Canada, Kaja Jasinska, University of Toronto, Canada

08:00 – Infant’s face perception: fNIRS studies, Masami Yamaguchi, Chuo University (OS1_00_INVITED1)

08:30 – fNIRS Infant Habituation and Novelty detection responses in The Gambia, a Threshold-Free Cluster Enhancement (TFCE) analysis, Anna Blasi Ribera, University College London (OS1_01_29)

08:45 – Altered fNIRS language networks in children with fronto-temporal lobe epilepsy, Alejandra Hüsser, Université de Montréal (OS1_02_117)

09:00 – Habitual sleep and functional connectivity during a nap in infants, Louisa K. Gossé, Birkbeck University (OS1_03_124)

09:15 – Infant frontal asymmetry is associated with psychopathology in early childhood, Caroline Kelsey, Boston Children’s Hospital (OS1_04_191)

09:30 – How do the brains of preschoolers process language that is presented during shared book reading and screen time?, Meredith Pecukonis, Boston University (OS1_05_91)


Coffee Break: 9:45-10:05 AM EDT


Guest Speaker: 10:05-11:00 AM EDT

Session Chairs: Arjun Yodh, University of Pennsylvania, USA, Sabrina Brigadoi, University of Padova, Italy

10:05 – NIBIB and the pandemic response:  New opportunities for accelerating innovation from in vitro diagnostics (IVD) to medical imagingBruce Tromberg, National Institutes of Health


Award Ceremony and Early Investigator Award talks: 11:00-11:50 AM EDT

Session Chairs: Mari Franceschini, SfNIRS President, MGH, Harvard Medical School, USA, Joe Culver, SfNIRS President Elect, Washington University School of Medicine, USA, Clare Elwell, SfNIRS Past President, University College London

Winners will be announce during the session


Lunch and Poster Session 1, 11:50 AM – 2:00 PM EDT


Oral Session 2: Preclinical and clinical applications, 2:00-3:45 PM EDT

Session Chairs: Stefan Carp, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, Justin Skowno, University of Sydney, Australia

14:00 – Clinical use of Cerebral Oximetry, Gregory W. Fischer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (OS2_00_INVITED2)

14:30 – Spontaneous systemic fluctuations measured with fNIRS at rest are sensitive to carotid artery disease, Luis Felipe Bortoletto, University of Campinas (OS2_01_212)

14:45 – Influence of cerebral perfusion pressure on neurovascular coupling  link to autoregulatory health, Deepshikha Acharya, Carnegie Mellon University (OS2_02_126)

15:00 – Agreement Among Experimental Cerebrovascular Reactivity Paradigms Assessed with Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy Improves with Short Separation Regression, Kyle Cowdrick, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University (OS2_03_106)

15:15 – Detecting covert consciousness using movies in the intensive care unit: an fNIRS study, Matthew Kolisnyk, University of Western Ontario (OS2_04_100)

15:30 – Assessing the Sensitivity of a High-Density Time-Resolved Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Device for Neuromonitoring, Farah Kamar, Western University (OS2_05_141)


Coffee Break: 3:45-4:05 PM EDT


 Oral Session 3: Neonatal clinical applications, 4:05-5:45 PM EDT

Session Chairs: Turgut Durduran, ICFO, Spain, John Sunwoo, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

16:05 – Quantitative NIRS for Neonatal Neuromonitoring, Mamadou Diop, Western University (OS3_00_INVITED3)

16:35 – Does glycemic control in preterm neonates impact on brain hemodynamics at birth and neurodevelopmental outcome? Preliminary results of the BabyGlucoLight clinical trial, Sabrina Brigadoi, University of Padova (OS3_01_235)

16:50 – Early Cerebral Oxygen Saturation and Brain Injury in Extremely Preterm Infants, Mohamed El-Dib, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (OS3_02_190)

17:05 – Changes in cerebral tissue oxygenation and perfusion in preterm infants induced by creative music therapy, Felix Scholkmann, University Hospital Zurich (OS3_03_26)

17:20 – Functional Imaging the Preterm Brain with Combined High Density Diffuse Optical Tomography and EEG, Julie Uchitel, University of Cambridge (OS3_04_161)

17:35 – Investigation of the relationship between cerebral oxygen metabolism and the oxidative state of cytochrome-c-oxidase in neonatal encephalopathy, Frédéric Lange, University College London (OS3_05_329)


October 11 2022

Oral Session 4: Social Neuroscience, 8:00-9:45 AM EDT

Session Chairs: Hiroki Sato, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan, Adam Noah, Yale University, USA

08:00 – Using fNIRS-based hyperscanning to promote research on Neuromanagement, Tao Liu, Zhejiang University (OS4_00_INVITED4)

08:30 – Neural processing of social gaze cueing in typical and ASD adults during a live face-to-face joint attention task, Termara C. Parker, Yale School of Medicine (OS4_01_226)

08:45 – Brain-to-Brain Synchrony in Speech Communication, Geoff D. Green II, The Ohio State University (OS4_02_44)

09:00 – The Development of Large-Scale Neural Networks: A Longitudinal Investigation of Resting-State and Background Task-Based Connectivity in Infancy, Sabrina M. Di Lonardo Burr, University of British Columbia (OS4_03_55)

09:15 – Group-level evaluations predict group neural synchrony but self-evaluations do not, Bear Goldstein, University of California, Los Angeles (OS4_04_135)

09:30 – Dynamic Inter-brain Synchrony in Real-life Creative Problem Solving: an fNIRS-based Hyperscanning Study, Rihui Li, Stanford University (OS4_05_200)


Coffee Break: 9:45-10:05 AM EDT


Oral Session 5: Aging Neurodegeneration Vascular Dysfunction, 10:05-11:50 AM EDT

Session Chairs: Keith St. Lawrence, University of Western Ontario, Canada, Gemma Bale, University of Cambridge, UK

10:05 – NIRS-based neurofeedback, Ann-Christine Ehlis, University Hospital Tuebingen (OS5_00_INVITED5)

10:35 – Diffuse optical measurement of cerebral autoregulation during first mobilization to personalize physiotherapy in a randomized stroke trial, Lisa Kobayashi Frisk, ICFO (OS5_01_50)

10:50 – Whole-head fNIRS assessment of brain plasticity in Parkinsons Disease over telerehabilitation program, Augusto Bonilauri, Politecnico di Milano Bolzano (OS5_02_168)

11:05 – Towards a dementia monitoring protocol using HD-DOT, Sruthi Srinivasan, University of Cambridge (OS5_03_115)

11:20 – Age-related changes of neurovascular coupling and global brain network function and its association to cognitive performance: a human fNIRS study, Peter Mukli, University of Oklahoma (OS5_04_341)

11:35 – Altered oxygenation of blind individuals during postural control indicates neuroplastic changes, Ingo Helmich, German Sport University (OS5_05_22)


Lunch and Poster Session 2, 11:50 AM – 2:00 PM EDT


Oral Session 6: Data Analysis, , 2:00-3:45 PM EDT

Session Chair: Felipe Orihuela-Espina, University of Birmingham, UK, Adam Eggebrecht, Washington University School of Medicine, USA

14:00 – Mobile brain imaging with fNIRS: opportunities and methodological challenges in toddlers, Paola Pinti, Birkbeck College (OS6_00_INVITED6)

14:30 – Coherent hemodynamics and dual slopes for non-invasive optical measurements of the human brain, Sergio Fantini, Tufts University (OS6_01_59)

14:45 – Correspondence between Simultaneously Collected fMRI and Image Reconstructed fNIRS using both Individual Anatomy and a Structured-Light 3D Scanner, Sara Sanchez-Alonso, Haskins Laboratories (OS6_02_295)

15:00 – Leveraging fMRI data to simulate and evaluate the potential performance of fNIRS/DOT systems, Morgan Fogarty, Washington University in St. Louis (OS6_03_184)

15:15 – A hyperspectral analysis of the superficial changes cancellation using a short-distance channel, Vladislav Toronov, Toronto Metropolitan University (OS6_04_294)

15:30 – Multiverse-Analysis Reliability Index (MARI): Evaluate the Reliability of fNIRS Results, Chenghao Zhou, New York University (OS6_05_103)


Coffee Break: 3:45-4:05 PM EDT


 Oral Session 7: Hardware, 4:05-5:50 PM EDT

Session Chairs: Alessandro Torricelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Rodrigo Forti, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA

16:05 – Low-cost and wearable blood flow measurements with Integrated Diffuse Speckle Contrast Spectroscopy, Ashwin Parthasarathy, University of South Florida (OS7_00_INVITED7)

16:35 – Whole-head, Wearable, High-Density Integrated fNIRS- EEG Instrument for Naturalistic Studies, Luca Pollonini, University of Houston (OS7_01_356)

16:50 – Utilization of Frequency Domain-fNIRS to improve contrast, Guy A. Perkins, University of Birmingham (OS7_02_207)

17:05 – Fast multichannel TD fNIRS for studying cerebral oscillations, Rebecca Re, Politecnico di Milano (OS7_03_143)

17:20 – Long wavelength interferometric diffuse correlation spectroscopy for high SNR measurements of cerebral blood flow, Mitchell Robinson, Massachusetts General Hospital (OS7_04_198)

17:35 – Development of a fiber-based speckle contrast optical spectroscopy system to measure human cerebral blood flow, Xiaojun Cheng, Boston University (OS7_05_23)


October 12 2022

Oral Session 8: fNIRS methods, 8:00-9:30 AM EDT

Session Chairs: Rickson Mesquita, University of Campinas, Brazil, Sungho Tak, Korea Basic Science Institute, Korea

08:00 – ManyBabies3NIRS: A large-scale, multi-lab NIRS replication study assessing infants ability to extract regularities from speech, Judit Gervain on behalf of the MB3N consortium, Multiple affiliations (OS8_01_237)

08:15 – Whole-head wearable high-density diffuse optical tomography in the adult brain, Ernesto Elias Vidal Rosas, University College London (OS8_02_338)

08:30 – Classification of Impairment from 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) using resting-state neuroimaging, Jodi Gilman, Massachusetts General Hospital (OS8_03_281)

08:45 – NIRS Data Augmentation Technique to Detect Hemodynamic Peaks during Self-Paced Motor Imagery, Zephaniah Phillips V, Korea University (OS8_04_43)

09:00 – Using preregistration as a tool for transparent fNIRS study design  a guide and template, David M. A. Mehler, RWTH Aachen University (OS8_05_65)

09:15 – When the brain goes diving: Towards CW-NIRS measurements in free-ranging diving animals and humans, J. Chris McKnight, University of St Andrews (OS8_06_242)


Coffee Break: 9:30-9:50 AM EDT


Special Session: Neuroergonomics – fNIRS on the go, 9:50 AM-12:00 PM EDT

Session Chairs: Hasan Ayaz & Adrian Curtin, Drexel University, USA

09:50 – Neuroergonomics: Towards Ubiquitous and Continuous Measurement of Brain Function during Everyday LifeHasan Ayaz, Drexel University

10:10 – Mobile fNIRS instruments for Neuroimaging in the Everyday World: Progress and Challenges, Alexander von Lühmann, NIRx

10:30 – Recent Advances in fNIRS Signal Processing: Temporal, Spectral and Spatial Methods, Meltem Izzetoglu, Villanova University

10:50 – FNIRS Applications in Physical Human-Technology Partnerships, Ranjana Mehtae, Texas A&M University

11:10 – The role of fNIRS in Clinical use: What are the current opportunities and limitations?, Wei-Peng Teo, Singapore National Institute of Education

11:30 – Panel discussion


Lunch and Poster Session 3, 12:00 – 2:10 PM EDT


Oral Session 9: Cognitive neuroscience, 2:00 – 3:55 PM EDT

Session Chairs: Heather Bortfeld, University of California, Merced, USA, Michal Balberg, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel

14:10 – Optical imaging in cognitive neuroscience: old concepts, current challenges and new perspectives, Simone Cutini, University of Padova (OS9_00_INVITED9)

14:40 – Effects of Remote Presence on Cognitive and Physiological Measures during Cooperative E-Gaming, Adrian Curtin, Drexel University (OS9_01_293)

14:55 – Investigating brain function during motor imitation with high-density diffuse optical tomography (HD-DOT), Tessa George, Washington University School of Medicine (OS9_02_252)

15:10 – Relationship between autonomic responses and cortical activation pattern during the concealed information test, Kiyomitsu Niioka, Chuo University (OS9_03_333)

15:25 – fNIRS-guided Neurofeedback to Alleviate Motor Symptoms in Parkinsons Disease: A Proof-of-Concept Study, Franziska Klein, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (OS9_04_37)

15:40 – Examining workers decision-making and safety behaviors under occupational stressors: A neuro-psychophysiological assessment, Shiva Pooladvand, Purdue University (OS9_05_41)


Coffee Break: 3:55-4:15 PM EDT


General Assembly: 4:15-5:30 PM EDT

Closing Remarks

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