Assessing infants' cortical response to speech using near-infrared spectroscopy.

@article{Bortfeld2007AssessingIC,
  title={Assessing infants' cortical response to speech using near-infrared spectroscopy.},
  author={Heather Bortfeld and Eric Wruck and David A. Boas},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={407-15}
}
Sensitivity to spoken language is an integral part of infants' formative development, yet relatively little is known about the neural mechanisms that underlie the emerging ability to perceive and process speech. This is in large part because there are a limited number of non-invasive techniques available to measure brain functioning in human infants. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), an optical imaging technique that estimates changes in neuronal activity by measuring changes in total… CONTINUE READING