Functional optical brain imaging using near-infrared during cognitive tasks

Kurtulus Izzetoglu, Scott Bunce, Banu Onaral, Kambiz Pourrezaei, Britton Chance

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The operational characteristics of functional optical brain were investigated using near-infrared during cognitive tasks. A symbiotic relation between operator and operational environment can be realized by an advanced computing platform designed to adapt to cognitive and physiological state of user. The experimental protocol used a complex task, resembling a video game, called the Warship Commander Task (WCT). The WCT was designed to approximate naval air warfare management. The functional near-infrared (fNIR) data analysis explored relations among cognitive workload, participant's performance and effect of divided attention as manipulated by secondary component of WCT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-227
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications

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