Using fNIRS to study working memory of infants in rural Africa

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Lloyd-Fox, Sarah ; Begus, Katarina ; Halliday, D. ; Papademetriou, M. ; Darboe, M.K. ; Prentice, A.M. ; Moore, S.E. ; Elwell, Clare (2016)

A pilot study was conducted to assess the feasibility of using fNIRS as an alternative to behavioral assessments of cognitive development with infants in rural Africa. We report preliminary results of a study looking at working memory in 12–16-month-olds and discuss the benefits and shortcomings for the potential future use of fNIRS to investigate the effects of nutritional insults and interventions in global health studies.
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