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Remote sensing of prefrontal cortex function with diffusive light
Author(s): Zhongyao Zhao; Xin Cindy Wang; Britton Chance
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Paper Abstract

A data bank on prefrontal imaging under stressful conditions including deceit, has been gathered over several years on National and International populations using a contact imager pad consisting of 16 detectors and 4 sources, validating the concept of imaging prefrontal responses to stress, not only following the response of the PFC to imaging stress but especially of precognitive activations. We designed a new portable and non-invasive optical detecting system for remote sensing of deceit at 1~2m distance. The signals of pre- and post-cognitive function in deceit can be detected with very high sensitivity for blood volume and blood oxygenation detection at depths sufficient for PFC imaging and sensitivities of sub-micromolar oxy-hemoglobin and blood concentration detection. Thus, remote imaging of the process of decision making seems possible and examples will be presented using both contact and flying spot remote sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5616, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting, (16 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578358
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Zhongyao Zhao, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Xin Cindy Wang, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Britton Chance, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5616:
Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting
Tim P. Donaldson; Colin Lewis, Editor(s)

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