Australasian Brain & Psychological Sciences Meeting 2022

Pre-conference workshops

Introduction to fNIRS measurement and analysis – Abel Smith Theatre


In this workshop we will conduct a simple experiment and discuss practical considerations around fNIRS data collection and experimental design. After discussing the various software packages for analysis we will then analyse the dataset as a group. This will include loading the data, discussing visualisation and data quality metrics, stepping through the required preprocessing steps, and finally performing a waveform and GLM analysis.


Dr. Robert Luke, Macquarie University

Robert Luke is a cognitive neuroscientist with an interest in neuroimaging analysis techniques and open science. He has experience with various neuroimaging techniques and is the author of several open-source software packages and data standards, including MNE-NIRS and BIDS-NIRS. His current interest is in the application of machine-learning techniques to neuroscience applications.

Ms Lisa Dempsey, Symbiotic Devices

Ms Agnes Iwasiw, Symbiotic Devices

Program – Monday July 11:

9.00 Introduction to fNIRS

9.20 Factors that influence fNIRS measurement

9.45 fNIRS experiment

10.15 Coffee break

10.30 fNIRS analysis

12.30 Close

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