Gratifying Gizmos for Research and Clinical MEG

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A2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2022-01-27
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en
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9
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Frontiers in Neurology, Volume 12
Abstract
Experimental designs are of utmost importance in neuroimaging. Experimental repertoire needs to be designed with the understanding of physiology, clinical feasibility, and constraints posed by a particular neuroimaging method. Innovations in introducing natural, ecologically-relevant stimuli, with successful collaboration across disciplines, correct timing, and a bit of luck may cultivate novel experiments, new discoveries, and open pathways to new clinical practices. Here I introduce some gizmos that I have initiated in magnetoencephalography (MEG) and applied with my collaborators in my home laboratory and in several other laboratories. These gizmos have been applied to address neuronal correlates of audiotactile interactions, tactile sense, active and passive movements, speech processing, and intermittent photic stimulation (IPS) in humans. This review also includes additional notes on the ideas behind the gizmos, their evolution, and results obtained.
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Funding Information: Designing gizmos for neuroimaging requires teamwork. I would like to thank my supervisors for the guidance, feedback, and freedom of operation first at the Brain Research Unit (Low Temperature Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland), and recently at Aalto University (Espoo, Finland). I would like to express my special gratitude to Professors Riitta Hari and Matti H?m?l?inen for their everlasting support and guidance in my scientific career over the years. I have really enjoyed working with multidisciplinary teams by sharing ideas, ambitions, and curiosity in learning how to stimulate the human body and its receptors in a naturalistic way. I would like to thank my colleagues and coauthors for contributing to the gizmo designs, original studies, and articles. I would like to express my special gratitude to Professors Xavier de Ti?ge and Mathieu Bourguignon at H?pital Erasme (Universit? libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium), Professor Daniel Lundqvist at NatMEG (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden), and Professor Bal?zs Guly?s at CoNiC (Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and their excellent teams. I also value the excellent technical support by Helge Kainulainen and Ronny Schreiber at Aalto NeuroImaging. Publisher Copyright: Copyright © 2022 Jousmäki.
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accelerometer, audiotactile, illusion, motor, somatosensory, stimulation
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Jousmäki , V 2022 , ' Gratifying Gizmos for Research and Clinical MEG ' , Frontiers in Neurology , vol. 12 , 814573 , pp. 1-9 . https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2021.814573