LABNIRS - functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy System for Research


Lasers Show Two Brains Interacting

Scientists at Yale are are using lasers to study how human brains interact.

Rehabilitation Research

rehabilitation research - measurements while walking

Education and Psychology Research

Cognitive Neuroscience

To acquire strictly task-dependent signals, the brain-function measurements are performed in a laboratory where various conditions can be controlled. fNIRS places few restrictions on the measurement environment or the subject's posture, which makes it effective for psychological experiments. Acquiring brain-function data with respect to diverse topics to understand human cognitive functions under various conditions may lead to the kansei evaluation of products.

congnitive neuroscience

Eye Movements

Simultaneous measurements with an eye movement tracker can link the subject's eye movements and brain functions.

measuring eye movements

Drug Development and Medical Research

Measurements on Newborn Babies and Infants

measurements of newborn babies and infancts

The brain functions of newborn babies and infants and how they develop is a research area not yet fully explained. Because it uses near infra-red light, fNIRS is a safe brain-function measurement technique effective for measurements on newborn babies and infants. It can be used for diverse research applications including the senses of touch, hearing, and vision.


・ NeuroImage, 54 (3), 2394-2400 (2011)
・ Brain Research, 1383, 242-251 (2011)
・ NeuroReport, 23 (6), 373-377 (2012)

Basic Research

Simultaneous NIRS and EEG Measurements

simlutaneous nirs and eeg measurements

Simultaneous measurements of neural activity and changes in blood flow enhance the spatiotemporal resolution and permit application to many research fields.


・ Brain Topogr, 22(3), 197-214(2009)
・ NeuroImage, 59(4), 4006-4021(2012)

Informatics Research

Motion Analysis

information research - motion anlaysis

Simultaneous measurements with a motion analysis system can link the subject's body movements and brain functions.


・ NeuroImage, 34 (4), 1416-1427 (2007)

fMRI Validation of fNIRS

FMIR validation of fNIRS measurements

A method to compare functional brain activity recorded during a naturalistic task using fNIRS with activity recorded during fMRI.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Top of This Page