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Articles by Paola Pinti in JoVE
Using Fiberless, Wearable fNIRS to Monitor Brain Activity in Real-world Cognitive Tasks Paola Pinti1,2, Clarisse Aichelburg3, Frida Lind3, Sarah Power1, Elizabeth Swingler3, Arcangelo Merla2, Antonia Hamilton3, Sam Gilbert3, Paul Burgess3, Ilias Tachtsidis1 1Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Malet Place Engineering Building, University College London, 2Infrared Imaging Lab, Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technology (ITAB), Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, University of Chieti-Pescara, 3Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Alexandra House, University College London Monitoring brain activity outside the lab without physical constraints presents methodological challenges. A fiberless, wearable functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) system was used to measure brain activity during an ecological prospective memory task. It was demonstrated that this system could be used to monitor brain activity during non-lab based experiments.
Other articles by Paola Pinti on PubMed
Thermal Infrared Imaging-Based Computational Psychophysiology for Psychometrics Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine. 2015 | Pubmed ID: 26339284 Thermal infrared imaging has been proposed as a potential system for the computational assessment of human autonomic nervous activity and psychophysiological states in a contactless and noninvasive way. Through bioheat modeling of facial thermal imagery, several vital signs can be extracted, including localized blood perfusion, cardiac pulse, breath rate, and sudomotor response, since all these parameters impact the cutaneous temperature. The obtained physiological information could then be used to draw inferences about a variety of psychophysiological or affective states, as proved by the increasing number of psychophysiological studies using thermal infrared imaging. This paper presents therefore a review of the principal achievements of thermal infrared imaging in computational physiology with regard to its capability of monitoring psychophysiological activity.