Event for celebrating UEC’s centenary
Date and Time: October 19 (Fri.), 2018, 14:40 – 16:10
Place: Meeting room #306, Building E-3, UEC
Speaker: Nozomi NAOI, (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Linguistics, Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University)
Chair: Prof. Yukio YAMADA
Title: Study of brain function development during perinatal period using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)
Abstract: functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a technique to measure the relative changes in oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin concentrations of cerebral blood flow using near-infrared spectroscopy. Measurements by fNIRS are non-invasive, low restriction of movement for participants, as well as being noiseless. Therefore, fNIRS is suitable for measurements for infants, and fNIRS experimental data has been accumulated recently. In this talk, I will review a study of evaluating brain function development related to sense processing for visual, auditory and tactile senses in newborn babies, and a study of comparing functional connectivity of the brain activities with brain regions related to acoustic stimuli processing between full-term and preterm infants. Finally, I would like to discuss the brain function development during the perinatal period.