Special Issue "Neurophotonics – Optics for the Brain"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2019).
Interests: biomedical optics; near-infrared spectroscopy; diffuse optical imaging
Optical techniques have found a broad range of applications for the brain. For example, to investigate the brain structure, function, and connectivity of the brain, to assess brain perfusion and metabolism, to control neural activation, or to administer therapeutic interventions. This Special Issue is intended to provide a snapshot of the state-of-the-art of optics for the brain through a set of invited articles and contributions from research laboratories that are active in this field. Technical topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Optical microscopy
- Optical coherence tomography
- Photoacoustic imaging
- Diffuse optical spectroscopy and imaging
- Functional near-infrared spectroscopy
- Diffuse correlation spectroscopy
- Laser Doppler flowmetry and speckle contrast
- Multimodal imaging
- Wavefront engineering
- Biophysical models for neurophotonics
- Methods of data analysis, management, and visualization
- Molecular imaging
- Fluorescence-guided neurosurgery
- Photodynamic therapy
- Photobiomodulation, low-level laser therapy
Optical techniques applied to:
- synaptic physiology
- brain perfusion
- cerebrovascular reactivity and autoregulation
- functional connectivity
- transcranial brain stimulation
- human-computer interaction
- brain-computer interfaces
- virtual reality
Prof. Dr. Sergio Fantini
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