The purpose of this research was to examine absolute changes in oxygenated (HbO) and deoxygenated (Hb) hemoglobin concentrations over the visual cortex in response to visual stimulation. Before this study, only relative changes have been reported at the visual cortex. Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can be used to assess changes in hemoglobin concentration in tissue. A frequency domain oximeter with a specially designed probe was placed over the visual cortex while the participant viewed a checkerboard stimulus. The stimulus was alternated at 7.5 Hz for 30 seconds before being replaced by a control gray screen.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2010|
- vision sciences
- visual cortex