Intrinsic optical signals in neural tissues: Measurements, mechanisms, and applications

Christopher Fang-Yen, Michael S. Feld

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)


Signaling phenomena in nerve tissues are accompanied by a number of intrinsic optical signals, including changes in absorption, scattering, birefringence, refractive index, and mechanical motions. We review these signals, various techniques for their measurement, possible mechanisms for their origin, and discuss their present and potential applications in functional neural imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Approaches in Biomedical Spectroscopy
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)0841274371, 9780841274372
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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