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Motion correction for infant functional near-infrared spectroscopy with an application to live interaction data
Author(s): Hannah F. Behrendt; Christine Firk; Charles A. Nelson; Katherine L. Perdue
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Paper Abstract

Correcting for motion is an important consideration in infant functional near-infrared spectroscopy studies. We tested the performance of conventional motion correction methods and compared probe motion and data quality metrics for data collected at different infant ages (5, 7, and 12 months) and during different methods of stimulus presentation (video versus live). While 5-month-olds had slower maximum head speed than 7- or 12-month-olds, data quality metrics and hemodynamic response recovery errors were similar across ages. Data quality was also similar between video and live stimulus presentation. Motion correction algorithms, such as wavelet filtering and targeted principal component analysis, performed well for infant data using infant-specific parameters, and parameters may be used without fine-tuning for infant age or method of stimulus presentation. We recommend using wavelet filtering with iqr=0.5; however, a range of parameters seemed acceptable. We do not recommend using trial rejection alone, because it did not improve hemodynamic response recovery as compared to no correction at all. Data quality metrics calculated from uncorrected data were associated with hemodynamic response recovery error, indicating that full simulation studies may not be necessary to assess motion correction performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2018
PDF: 16 pages
Neurophoton. 5(1) 015004 doi: 10.1117/1.NPh.5.1.015004
Published in: Neurophotonics Volume 5, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Hannah F. Behrendt, Boston Children's Hospital (United States)
Uniklinik RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Christine Firk, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Charles A. Nelson, Boston Children's Hospital (United States)
Harvard Medical School (United States)
Katherine L. Perdue, Boston Children's Hospital (United States)
Harvard Medical School (United States)

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