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NIRS evaluates the thinking process of Mushi-kuizan task
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the possibility of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) application to the educational research. NIRS system was used for prefrontal cortex measurement of children, when they were solving Mushi-kuizan problems. The Mushi-kuizan task is one of the mathematical puzzles. Subjects were four children in fifth grade. Hemoglobin parameters such as oxygenated hemoglobin and deoxygenated hemoglobin were calculated during Mushi-kuizan problems. The parameters were compared with the performance data of each subject. Changes Hb parameters described how children use their brain. NIRS evaluated the thinking process of mathematics task. It is very useful for mathematics teachers to catch the children's thinking process dynamically because they can consider the way of teaching for each child. It was shown that NIRS may be able to apply to education.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6850, Multimodal Biomedical Imaging III, 685002 (8 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.762310
Show Author Affiliations
Hideo Eda, Graduate school for the Creation of New Photonics Industries (Japan)
Yasufumi Kuroda, Bukkyo Univ. (Japan)
Naoko Okamoto, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Takanori Maesako, Osaka Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6850:
Multimodal Biomedical Imaging III
Fred S. Azar; Xavier Intes, Editor(s)

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