The application of fNIRS in the perinatal period, an Artinis Medical Systems sponsored workshop

Presenters: Alexandra Tiano & Rocio Fernandez, Artinis Medical Systems

Currently, wearable fNIRS devices play an important part in many research fields, because they allow measuring oxy-, deoxy- and total hemoglobin concentration changes in more naturalistic paradigms without restrictions. Among others, these measures can be translated into cortical brain activity, when fNIRS is applied on the scalp. In comparison with other neuroimaging techniques (e.g., EEG), fNIRS is not as susceptible to movement artefacts, providing robust data in many real-life scenarios. The characteristics just described, make of fNIRS a very suitable technique to use with young and more sensitive populations, such as newborns, infants and toddlers, for whom flexibility and comfort are of the outmost importance.

During this workshop, we will explain how you can measure activity using fNIRS and discuss the utility of fNIRS within different research fields, such as developmental neuroscience. We will use Artinis wearable fNIRS devices to measure brain activity and show how to work with the devices and the software.

ISDP 2023 Awards Presentation

Description Presentation of ISDP Senior Awards: 4:00 PM The 2023 Rovee-Collier Mentor Award Winner: Nim Tottenham, PhD, with an introduction by one of his mentees, Laurel Gabard-Durnam, Ph.D., Northeastern University VIRTUAL with …

A ‘how-to’ guide to ISDP 2023

Plan in advance. Because of the intimate nature of ISDP, there are no overlapping sessions (which means you will attend everything)! But, it’s impossible to visit every poster, and if you foresee needing a break, make sure you’ve marked which sessions you don’t want to miss. Using the online program is a great way to make sure you’re on track!

 2023 Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award, Emily M. Cohodes 

Emily Cohodes is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at Yale University, where she works in the Clinical Affective Neuroscience and Development Lab (CANDLab) under the mentorship of Dr. Dylan Gee. Throughout graduate school, Emily has also worked with children and families as a clinician at the Yale Child Study Center. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, she received a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and worked as a research coordinator at the UCSF Child Trauma Research Program (CTRP) at San Francisco General Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Alicia Lieberman and Dr. Nicki Bush. At CTRP, Emily was involved in coordinating studies examining the efficacy of Child-Parent Psychotherapy and the impacts of early childhood adversity on executive function development and biomarkers of stress. Emily was previously a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, and her work has been supported by the American Psychological Foundation, American Association of University Women, Philanthropic Educational Organization, Society for Research in Child Development, American Psychological Association, Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, and the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Emily’s broad program of research harnesses a multidimensional approach to examine how early-life stress exposure affects brain development and mental health. Her latest work lies at the intersection of clinical interviewing, neuroimaging, and machine learning-based approaches and aims to isolate specific features of stress exposure (e.g., chronicity, type, caregiver involvement) that may affect how stress exposure “gets under the skin” to affect brain and behavioral development at specific developmental periods across the lifespan, with important implications for both policy and clinical practice.