Guest talk – Dr Gemma Bale

Guest talk – Dr Gemma Bale

In the framework of the “Fruits of Ethology” guest talk series we will have the pleasure to welcome our next speaker, Dr Gemma Bale (Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering University College London).

Date: 13rd January, 4pm
Location: ELTE, South Building, 7.110, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/c

Title: Illuminating the brains of humans…and dogs?
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is an optical brain monitoring technique that is gaining traction in both human neuroscience and intensive care medicine, as an alternative to traditional brain imaging such as fMRI. This seminar will highlight the science and technology behind NIRS, which monitors brain oxygenation and metabolism non-invasively and in-vivo, and seminar will cover its current applications, including in neonatal brain injury and developmental neuroscience. Finally, the challenges and potential of using fNIRS to monitor functional brain activity in awake, freely-moving canines will be discussed.

All welcome!
Márta Gácsi & Ádám Miklósi