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The development of an optically pumped magnetometer based MEG system

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  • UserMatt Brookes, University of Nottingham
  • ClockWednesday 22 March 2023, 16:00-17:00
  • HousePhysics West, W117.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Yeshpal Singh.

Despite providing high quality spatiotemporal maps of electrophysiological activity, current instrumentation for magnetoencephalography (MEG) is limited by cumbersome field sensing technologies, resulting in major barriers to utility. In this talk I will discuss a new generation of MEG technology that is beginning to lift many of these barriers. By exploiting quantum sensors – known as optically pumped magnetometers (OPMs) – “OPM-MEG” has the potential to outperform the current state of the art, promising enhanced data quality (better sensitivity and spatial resolution), adaptability to any head size/shape (from babies to adults) motion robustness (participants can move freely during scanning) and a less complex imaging platform (without reliance on cryogenics). I will discuss the current state of this emerging technique and describe its far-reaching implications for neuroscience.

This talk is part of the Physics and Astronomy Colloquia series.

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