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Cognitive neuroscience using wearable magnetometer arrays: non-invasive assessment of language function (2018)
Journal Article
Tierney, T. M., Holmes, N., Meyer, S. S., Boto, E., Roberts, G., Leggett, J., …Barnes, G. R. (2018). Cognitive neuroscience using wearable magnetometer arrays: non-invasive assessment of language function. NeuroImage, 181, (513-520). doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.07.035. ISSN 1053-8119

Recent work has demonstrated that Optically Pumped Magnetometers (OPMs) can be utilised to create a wearable Magnetoencephalography (MEG) system that is motion robust. In this study, we use this system to map eloquent cortex using a clinically valida... Read More

A bi-planar coil system for nulling background magnetic fields in scalp mounted magnetoencephalography (2018)
Journal Article
Holmes, N., Leggett, J., Boto, E., Roberts, G., Hill, R. M., Tierney, T. M., …Bowtell, R. (2018). A bi-planar coil system for nulling background magnetic fields in scalp mounted magnetoencephalography. NeuroImage, 181, (760-774). doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.07.028. ISSN 1053-8119

Small, commercially-available Optically Pumped Magnetometers (OPMs) can be used to construct a wearable Magnetoencephalography (MEG) system that allows large head movements to be made during recording. The small dynamic range of these sensors however... Read More

Quantifying MRI frequency shifts due to structures with anisotropic magnetic susceptibility using pyrolytic graphite sheet (2018)
Journal Article
Cronin, M., & Bowtell, R. W. (2018). Quantifying MRI frequency shifts due to structures with anisotropic magnetic susceptibility using pyrolytic graphite sheet. Scientific Reports, 8, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24650-2. ISSN 2045-2322

Magnetic susceptibility is an important source of contrast in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with spatial variations in the susceptibility of tissue affecting both the magnitude and phase of the measured signals. This contrast has generally been i... Read More

Moving magnetoencephalography towards real-world applications with a wearable system (2018)
Journal Article
Boto, E., Holmes, N., Leggett, J., Roberts, G., Shah, V., Meyer, S. S., …Brookes, M. J. (2018). Moving magnetoencephalography towards real-world applications with a wearable system. Nature, 555, doi:10.1038/nature26147. ISSN 0028-0836

Imaging human brain function with techniques such as magnetoencephalography1 (MEG) typically requires a subject to perform tasks whilst their head remains still within a restrictive scanner. This artificial environment makes the technique inaccessibl... Read More

A new generation of magnetoencephalography: room temperature measurements using optically-pumped magnetometers (2017)
Journal Article
Boto, E., Meyer, S. S., Shah, V., Alem, O., Knappe, S., Kruger, P., …Brookes, M. J. (2017). A new generation of magnetoencephalography: room temperature measurements using optically-pumped magnetometers. NeuroImage, 149, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.01.034. ISSN 1053-8119

Advances in the field of quantum sensing mean that magnetic field sensors, operating at room temperature, are now able to achieve sensitivity similar to that of cryogenically cooled devices (SQUIDs). This means that room temperature magnetoencephalog... Read More