Special Issue "Optically Pumped Magnetometers in Neurophysiology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2022.
Interests: biomagnetism; somatosensation; audition; cochlear implants; optically pumped magnetometers; sensorimotor interaction; epilepsy; eating behaviour; learning; plasticity
Optically pumped magnetometers (OPMs) are emerging new sensors in the field of bioelectromagnetism, but next to technical improvements there is a need to prove their feasibility in human experiments and test if OPMs are practicably capable of detecting well-defined magnetic flux signals produced by bioelectric tissues such as brain, muscle, heart, or peripheral nerves.
Aims and Scope: We encourage authors to submit contributions that involve human experiments with OPMs, as well as papers on the technical aspects of OPMs. Since many well-defined electrophysiological signals have not yet been studied with OPMs, an aim of this Special Issue on OPMs is to show, according to proof-of-principle studies, what is already practically feasible with the currently available OPM systems. Comparative studies of OPMs with gold standards from neurophysiological diagnostics such as electromyography (EMG) or electroencephalography will be highly appreciated to provide a practical reference for a neurophysiological readership. Overall, studies with OPMs in the broad field of bioelectromagnetism are welcomed, such as magnetomyography (MMG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), magnetoneurography (MNG), or magnetocardiography (MCG).
Prof. Dr. Christoph Braun
Dr. Justus Marquetand
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