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Shining light on child brain development

fNIRS Workshop at the University of Michigan
Center for Human Growth and Development
April 10-11, 2017

The Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) at the University of Michigan invites participants to take part in an fNIRS workshop on April 10-11th, 2017. The special focus of the workshop is pediatric fNIRS neuroimaging, with infants and young children as well as clinical applications. In addition to introducing the basics of fNIRS neuroimaging, the event will highlight emerging innovations in both the methodology as well as the science of human development.

The two-day event includes research talks, instructional sessions, and hands-on experience with fNIRS data processing, guided scientific discussion, as well as an introduction to the multidisciplinary neuroimaging research at the University of Michigan. The event is organized by the fNIRS laboratory at CHGD, University of Michigan, Drs. Kovelman, DaSilva and Hu. The event will be held at CHGD commons, 300 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI. For participants traveling to Ann Arbor we have reserved a special rate with:
Bell Tower Hotel – You should mention “fNIRS workshop” when booking your stay.

fNIRS Workshop Agenda

The event is free – including talks and hands-on workshops. The talks are open to all, but the hands-on workshop requires advanced registration due to limited space.
To apply to attend for the workshop hands-on sessions please go to:


If you have any questions, please contact us at fnirs-lab@umich.edu


Workshop sponsors, organizers, and key contributors

University of Michigan

  • fNIRS Laboratory at CHGD, Drs. Kovelman, DaSilva, and, Hu
  • Center for Human Growth and Development, Director Dr. Brenda Volling
  • The University of Michigan Office of Research, special thank you to Dr. Brian Fowlkes.

Eastern Michigan University

Gallaudet University