ADVANCES IN BIOMEDICAL OPTICS: Exploring Brain Interactions with Diffuse Optics

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:00
Rickson Mesquita (University of Campinas)

The human brain can be seen as a complex system due to its functional capabilities and structural organization. Indeed, previous works employing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) have shown several complex features of the brain.  In this talk I will approach how one can employ diffuse optics to reveal the brain's complex features during the resting state. In particular, I will discuss our recent results on the use of graph theory to characterize the spatial interactions of the healthy and the diseased brain. Last, I will explore potential clinical applications of our methodology, mostly on brain development and rehabilitation

(Pizza will be served at 11:45 am)

*These seminars are supported by the Biomedical Imaging and Spectroscopy Laboratory, the Center for Magnetic Resonance and Optical  Imaging, the Department of Radiology and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania.

*Organizers: Wesley Baker, Jeff Cochran, Bryan Chong, Tiffany Ko, and Arjun Yodh,

*Contact: Wesley Baker (

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