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Hada Fong-ha IEONG wins Best Poster Award at Bioimaging Asia – Biological Imaging.
Hada Fong-ha IEONG wins Best Poster Award at Bioimaging Asia – Biological Imaging.

In this proposal, we investigate the application of fNIRS in neuropsychiatric research, with a focus on utilizing this technology to better understand rsFC in drug addiction.
Poster
Application of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Study Resting-State Functional Brain Connectivity in Addiction
Application of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Study Resting-State Functional Brain Connectivity in Addiction
Hada Fong-ha IEONG, Zhen YUAN
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau
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Poster Abstract
Over the past 20 years, the use of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) in the field of neuroscience has been significantly applied to study a wide range of functional activation neuroimaging studies in neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, as well as healthy and neuropathological aging. However, the application of fNIRS and its studies in the marginalized neuropsychiatric disorder like addiction are
handful.

Addiction is defined as a loss of control of substance use despite adverse consequences. By using advanced and yet expensive neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, it is discovered that abnormal functional connectivity is observed in the cerebral cortex of drug abusers when they perform cognitive and emotional tasks. What about the functional connectivity at rest when an addict closes the eyes and is not thinking or processing any external stimuli?

In this proposal, we first summarize the application of fNIRS and its state of art in neuropsychiatric research. Second, we provide an overview of accepted understanding of drug addiction and its current debate among the drug-addiction-related resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) literature. Finally, we suggest that fNIRS is a valid, powerful, non-invasive, and cost-effective neuroimaging tool to better understand the rsFC in drug addiction. Such an understanding may provide dramatic and valuable insights to identify, predict and treat other kinds of addiction such as gambling and playing video games as well as various psychiatric trajectories.


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