1. Articles from Anna Devor

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    1. Imaging localized fast optical signals of neural activation with optical coherence tomography in awake mice

      Imaging localized fast optical signals of neural activation with optical coherence tomography in awake mice

      We report optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of localized fast optical signals (FOSs) arising from whisker stimulation in awake mice. The activated voxels were identified by fitting the OCT intensity signal time course with a response function over a time scale of a few hundred milliseconds after the whisker stimulation. The significantly activated voxels were shown to be localized to the expected brain region for whisker stimulation. The ability to detect functional stimulus-evoked, depth-resolved FOS with intrinsic contrast from the cortex provides a new tool for neural activity studies.

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    2. Frontiers in optical imaging of cerebral blood flow and metabolism

      Frontiers in optical imaging of cerebral blood flow and metabolism

      In vivo optical imaging of cerebral blood flow (CBF) and metabolism did not exist 50 years ago. While point optical fluorescence and absorption measurements of cellular metabolism and hemoglobin concentrations had already been introduced by then, point blood flow measurements appeared only 40 years ago. The advent of digital cameras has significantly advanced two-dimensional optical imaging of neuronal, metabolic, vascular, and hemodynamic signals. More recently, advanced laser sources have enabled a variety of novel three-dimensional high-spatial-resolution imaging approaches. Combined, as we discuss here, these methods are permitting a multifaceted investigation of the local regulation of CBF and metabolism with unprecedented ...

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    3. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Reveals Depth-Resolved Dynamics during Functional Brain Activation

      Optical intrinsic signal imaging (OISI) provides two-dimensional, depth-integrated activation maps of brain activity. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides depth-resolved, cross-sectional images of functional brain activation. Co-registered OCT and OISI imaging was performed simultaneously on the rat somatosensory cortex through a thinned skull during forepaw electrical stimulation. Fractional signal change measurements made by OCT revealed a functional signal that correlates well with that of the intrinsic hemodynamic signals and provides depth-resolved, layer-specific dynamics in the functional activation patterns indicating retrograde vessel dilation. OCT is a promising a new technology which provides complementary information to OISI for functional neuroimaging.

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