NeuroScience (Music and the Brain) fNIRS

“Muzziball stimulates the creative parts of the brain?”

Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a portable, non-invasive, brain imaging technology that uses low levels of non-ionizing light to record changes in cerebral blood flow in the brain through optical sensors placed on the surface of the scalp.

Due to the timing of the hemodynamic response, fNIRS measures neural activation on the order of seconds, whereas EEG can measure electrical neural responses within milliseconds.

On a unimodal basis, EEG has poor spatial resolution while presenting high temporal resolution. In contrast, fNIRS offers better spatial resolution, though it is constrained by its poor temporal resolution.

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