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

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Free, FAIR data set at the ISDP Annual Meeting in Utrecht

Free, FAIR data set at the ISDP Annual Meeting in Utrecht. As the YOUth cohort Study of Utrecht University and Utrecht University Medical Hospital we collect developmental data on brain and behavioral development of thousands of children in the Netherlands. We have made our data FAIR and useable for developmental researchers outside the project and even outside the Netherlands. Our data is a highly valuable data set that will allow researchers to answer many research questions in the area of developmental psychology and developmental psychobiology. We’re also a trailblazer for open science and have recently been awarded the Dutch Data Prize. We also closely collaborate with the Open Science Framework, with whom we’ve developed the YOUth Registry.