New brain imaging equipment is now available to scientists at the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus. The technology is called functional near-infrared spectroscopy, or just fNIRS for short. It gathers brain activity, including cortical activation, during real-world tasks. Most importantly for research participants, it is non-invasive, allowing them to be more at ease during studies. The system was recently installed at the STAR Health Sciences Complex.
The fNIRS system comes to the University via a National Institutes of Health shared instrumentation grant. Anjana Bhat, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, is the principal investigator on the grant and played a key role in acquiring the equipment. Read the full article on UDaily.