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Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) of the Auditory Cortex

Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) of the Auditory Cortex

USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery / Services / Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) of the Auditory Cortex

Description: fNIRS is an optical-imaging technique that uses low-power near-infrared light to detect changes in cerebral blood flow as a proxy for neural activation. fNIRS of the auditory cortex is performed by positioning a headset containing optodes on the scalp. It is completely safe, and the 20-minute test is designed for minimal discomfort. While the subject listens to sound, the amount of light absorbed by blood within the brain will be measured, thereby providing an assessment of how the brain processes sound.

fNIRS

2018-08-03T10:30:53+00:00
Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.