Earlier this month Psychology graduate student Emma Holmes presented her poster, Cerebral hemodynamic effects of transcranial infrared laser stimulation measured with functional near-infrared spectroscopy, for the 121st annual Texas Academy of Science conference at Midland College in Midland, Texas. Holmes and co-authors Dr. Douglas Barrett and Prof. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima were awarded Best Poster in Neuroscience for this work.
Their research uses fNIRS to study the effects of safe, non-invasive transcranial infrared laser stimulation (TILS) on brain energy metabolism. The findings from this study may be useful in the future for monitoring the success of laser stimulation on cerebral oxygenation, and the Gonzalez-Lima Lab are now pursuing follow-up fNIRS+TILS research.
You can read more about their study here.