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fNIRS lab at University of Michigan updates

University of Michigan’s fNIRS lab will participate in the second annual Michigan Brainhack, as part of the Brainhack.org (http://brainhack.org) event, BrainHack Americas. Attendees include experts in experimental design, psychiatric and psychological research, data analysis and big data analysts, statisticians, physicists, engineers, with a range of techniques represented (MRI, EEG, fNIRS, behavioral, etc). As part of our participation, we will present on current challenges in fNIRS data modeling, statistical analyses and real-time fNIRS signal processing.

Each semester University of Michigan’s fNIRS lab offers introductory 2-hour seminars on fNIRS technology and the basics of its use. We welcome in-person and remote-login attendants for these seminars, please inquire with fNIRS-lab@umich.edu.


Arredondo, M., Hu, X., Satterfield T. & Kovelman, I. (in press). Early bilingual exposure optimizes selective attention mechanisms in children’s left hemisphere. Developmental Science.

Bisconti, S., Shulkin, M., Hu, X., Basura, G. Kileny, P., & Kovelman, I. (in press). fNIRS optical brain imaging of language and auditory processing in individuals with Cochlear Implants. Journal of Speech Language & Hearing Research.

Bowman, L., Kovelman, I., Hu, X., & Wellman, H. (2015). Children’s belief- and desire-reasoning in the temporopartietal junction: Evidence for specialization from functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 9:560. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00560

Nishiyori, R., Bisconti, S., & Ulrich, B., (2015). Motor cortex activity during functional motor skills: an fNIRS study. Brain Topography.

Kovelman, I., Wagley, N., Hay, J.S.F., Ugolini, M., Bowyer, S., Lajiness-O’Neil, R., & Brennan J. (2015). Multi-modal imaging of temporal processing in typical and atypical language development.  Annals of the New York Academy Of Sciences, 1337, 7–15. DOI: 10.1111/nyas.12688

Murata, A., Park, J., Xu, H. S., Kovelman, I., & Kitayama, S. (2015). Culturally Non-Preferred Cognitive Tasks Require Compensatory Attention:  A functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Investigation. Culture & Brain.

Kovelman, I., Shalinsky, M. H., Berens, M. S., & Petitto, L. (2014). Words in the Bilingual Brain: An fNIRS Brain Imaging Investigation of Lexical Processing in Sign-Speech Bimodal Bilinguals.  Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 606. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00606.

By Frank, xiaosuhu@umich.edu