Intrinsic optical signals in neural tissues: Measurements, mechanisms, and applications

Christopher Fang-Yen, Michael S. Feld

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Abstract

Signaling phenomena in nerve tissues are accompanied by a number of intrinsic optical signals, including changes in absorption, scattering, birefringence, refractive index, and mechanical motions. We review these signals, various techniques for their measurement, possible mechanisms for their origin, and discuss their present and potential applications in functional neural imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACS Symposium Series
Pages219-235
Number of pages17
Volume963
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 10
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
Volume963
ISSN (Print)00976156

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Fang-Yen, C., & Feld, M. S. (2007). Intrinsic optical signals in neural tissues: Measurements, mechanisms, and applications. In ACS Symposium Series (Vol. 963, pp. 219-235). (ACS Symposium Series; Vol. 963).