Three projects from the Multimodal Neuroimaging Initative will be presented at the 2nd International Neuroergonomics Conference on June 27th-29th in Philadelphia, PA.
From the Kinetic Kidz Lab, graduate students Yeonhak Jung and Brett Baker, along with co-authors Dakota Skinner, Preeti Chopra, and Prof. Darla Castelli (Kinesiology and Health Education) submitted two abstracts: Comparison of Behavioral and Cerebral Hemodynamic Responses to Standing and Walking Conditions, and Executive Function and Cerebral Hemodynamic Responses Following an Acute Bout of Physical Activity, examining behavioral performance and changes in cortical blood oxygen concentration during different types of physical activity and task demands. Their projects highlight the utility of fNIRS to examine neural correlates of physical activity and related cognitive processes.
The SoundBrain Lab and Applied Research Laboratories submitted a multimodal imaging experiment with fNIRS and EEG to study processing of Mandarin lexical tones. Dr. Benjamin Zinszer (Multimodal Neuroimaging Initiative) and colleagues Dr. Todd Hay (ARL), Dr. Alex Athey (ARL), and Prof. Bharath Chandrasekaran (Communication Sciences and Disorders) compared the quality of the frequency-following response (EEG) with fNIRS tone classification accuracy in their study, Quality of frequency-following response to speech sounds linked with left prefrontal hemodynamic activity using fNIRS+EEG.
More details of these studies will be available in the conference abstract book.