We propose a new probe placement method for multichannel functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) based on the ICBM152 template, the most commonly used reference brain for neuroimaging. Our method is based on the use of a physical model of the ICBM152 head surface as reference scalp and its validity is supported by previous investigations of cranio-cerebral correlation. The method, intended for fNIRS group studies, dispenses with the use of individual MRI scan and digitizing procedure for each participant. The present approach offers a fast, simple, reproducible and straightforward method to place the probes on the head surface according to the MNI coordinates of the regions of interest with an average measurement error similar to those of previous methods. This ensures that fNIRS results can be readily compared within the neuroimaging community, both across studies and techniques.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cognitive Neuroscience