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fNIRS system to further research on neurodevelopmental disorders  

This grant supports the acquisition of a state-of-the-art Hitachi Medical Systems ETG-4000 functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) multi-channel optical topography system. This instrument will be used to study brain systems underpinning various aspects of human cognitive and social functioning, as well as their typical and atypical development across the lifespan, from early infancy to late adulthood. Clinical and basic scientists from multiple disciplines and departments at Yale University stand poised to use the proposed brain imaging system to make field-leading contributions in the context of furthering their National Institutes of Health-funded, translational research programs. These research programs address critical questions in a number of important areas including the cognitive neuroscience of autism, developmental cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychopathology, aspects of high-level cognition including memory and executive control, visual cognition, neuroimaging methods development, and social neuroscience. Scientists at Yale University have been at the forefront of advances in neuroimaging techniques, particularly as they are applied to understanding the human mind and its development. While much progress has been made, fundamental questions about typical and atypical brain function remain to be addressed with the help of this new instrument. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $444,700.00
Current Award Period 2010-2011
Project Number 1S10RR026823-01
Principal Investigator Pelphrey, Kevin
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met? (Infrastructure)
Subcategory Research Infrastructure
Strategic Plan Objective 7Other. Not specific to Question 7 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Yale University
State/Country Connecticut
Web Link 1 fNIRS system to further research on neurodevelopmental disorders (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects N/A