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Psychophysiology. 1995 Sep;32(5):505-9.

Shades of gray matter: noninvasive optical images of human brain responses during visual stimulation.

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Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA.


Recent theories about human brain function emphasize the need for imaging methods that allow the study of dynamic interactions among different structures. In this paper, we report on a new technique, based on the measurement of parameters of migration of near-infrared photons, that yields functional images of the human occipital cortex, combining a spatial resolution of 0.5 cm and a temporal resolution of 50 ms. This technique appears to be suitable for studying the dynamics of cortical activation.

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