These are the papers that were, in my opinion, the most relevant to the fNIRS community:
Wilcox T. and Biondi M., Object processing in the infant: lessons from neuroscience, Trends Cogn. Sci. 2015 May 22
This is an excellent paper on cognitive processes behind object processing in the infant. They go through a lot of different findings from fNIRS studies and managed to bring a “new understanding of the cognitive and neural architecture in infants that supports their emerging object-processing capacities”. It’s a great start pointing for people willing to work with infants, since it describe the underlying architecture of the brain during the first year of life, going into details of how the brain process object individuation.
Zhen Li, Hanli Liu, Xuhong Liao, Jingping Xu, Wenli Liu, Fenghua Tian, Yong He, and Haijing Niu, Dynamic functional connectivity revealed by resting-state functional near-infrared spectroscopy,Biomedical Optics Express, Vol 6, Issue 7, pp 2337-2352 (2015)
This paper has some really interesting ideas on how to work with time dependent function connectivity using whole head resting-state fNIRS data. More important then their results is their discussion on the subtleties of interpreting time dependent functional connectivity data from the brain. There are a lot of interesting under-developed ideas to get from their article, which are quite promising.
There are a couple of other papers that caught my attention, but might not be a general interest, thus I will just cite them:
- Zhen Li et al,Visual learning alters the spontaneous activity of the resting human brain: an fNIRS study, Biomed Res Int 2014;2014:631425
- Kamran MA, Hong KS, Reduction of physiological effects in fNIRS waveforms for efficient brain-state decoding, Neurosci Lett. 2014
Hope these are going to be useful for the community.
Shared papers in FB:
- How short is short? Optimum source–detector distance for short-separation channels in functional near-infrared spectroscopy
- Dietary nitrate modulates cerebral blood flow parameters and cognitive performance in humans: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover investigation
- BrainSignals Revisited: Simplifying a Computational Model of Cerebral Physiology
- Monitoring Cerebral Autoregulation After Brain Injury: Multimodal Assessment of Cerebral Slow-Wave Oscillations Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
- Greater Activity in the Frontal Cortex on Left Curves: A Vector-Based fNIRS Study of Left and Right Curve Driving
- In vivo Monitoring of Cerebral Hemodynamics in the Immature Rat: Effects of Hypoxia-Ischemia and Hypothermia
- Physiological correlates of the flow experience during computer game playing
- Anatomical guidance for functional near-infrared spectroscopy: AtlasViewer tutorial
- Reduced Haemodynamic Response in the Ageing Visual Cortex Measured by Absolute fNIRS
- Development of Point of Care Testing Device for Neurovascular Coupling from Simultaneous Recording of EEG and NIRS During Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
- A Synchrony-Dependent Influence of Sounds on Activity in Visual Cortex Measured Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)
Don’t forget to check the commentary in Neurophotonics about the Montreal SfNIRS 2014 conference