A Computational Investigation of an Active Region in Brain Network Based on Stimulations with Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

  • Xu Huang
  • Raul Fernandez Rojas
  • Allan C. Madoc
  • Keng-Liang Ou
  • Sheikh Md. Rabiul Islam
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10635)


Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has been widely used in medical imaging to observe oxygenation and hemodynamic responses in the cerebral cortex. In this paper, the major target is reporting our current study about the computational investigation of functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) in the somatosensory region with noxious stimulations. Based on signal processing technologies within communication network, the related technologies are applied, including cross correlation analysis, optic flow, and wavelet. The visual analysis exposed pain-related activations in the primary somatosensory cortex (S1) after stimulation which is consistent with similar studies, but the cross correlation results strongly evidenced dominant channels on both cerebral hemispheres. Our investigation also demonstrated that the spatial distribution of the cortical activity origin can be described by the hemodynamic responses in the cerebral cortex after evoked stimulation using near infrared spectroscopy. The current outcomes of this computational investigation explore that it is good potential to be employed to deal with pain assessment in human subjects.


Brain-computational investigation Brain-machine interface Brainwave feedback 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xu Huang
    • 1
  • Raul Fernandez Rojas
    • 1
  • Allan C. Madoc
    • 2
  • Keng-Liang Ou
    • 3
  • Sheikh Md. Rabiul Islam
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and MathematicsUniversity of CanberraCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Technology and E-Commerce, Institutional Banking MarketsCommonwealth BankSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Taipei Medical UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringKhulna University of Engineering and TechnologyKhulnaBangladesh

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