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A MODEL-FREE APPROACH TO INCREASING THE EFFECT SIZE OF FNIRS DATA

Adnan Shah, Abd-Krim Seghouane

2014 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP) | IEEE | Published : 2014

Abstract

Localizing brain activity in noisy functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) data plays an important role when investigating task-related hemodynamics of the neuronal sites. We present a novel method for capturing drifts in the fNIRS data which increases the effect size of interest of the oxygenated (HbO) and deoxygenated (HbR) hemoglobin responses. Using linear least-squares, a consistent hemo-dynamic response function (HRF) of the fNIRS HbO/HbR response is estimated as a first-step that leads to an optimal estimate of the drift based on a wavelet thresholding technique. The de-drifted fNIRS responses are then obtained by removing the estimated drifts from the fNIRS time-series. Its per..

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