Upon evaluation, screening and voting of the posters by the committee. The following awardees were selected as best posters of the symposium with scores that exceeded 80% of the highest possible score. In total 11 awardees (out of 50 submissions) from 8 distinct institutions. In alphabetical order:

  • Benerradi, Johann: “BenchNIRS: a framework for best practice with machine learning for fNIRS”

  • Butters, Emilia: “Interrogating visual deficits in dementia and cognitive impairment using HD-DOT and broadband NIRS”

  • Carnevali, Laura: “Investigating Task-Free Functional Connectivity in Neonates at Home using High-Density Diffuse Optical Tomography: Potential Associations with Caregiver-Infant Interactive Behaviours”

  • Dale, Robin: “Your brain on juggling: quantifying the relationship between motor task complexity and neural response.”

  • Goble, Mary: “Impact of Escalating Cognitive Workload on Surgeons’ Brain Activation”

  • Leadley, Georgina: “Development and preliminary testing of a multi-wavelength wearable diffuse optical tomography system”

  • Miller, Amy: “Investigating the effects of iTBS on neuroplasticity and cognition: An fNIRS and TMS study”

  • Sharma, Akshat: “Exploring wearable High Density Diffuse Optical Tomography (HD DOT) as a real-time BCI”

  • Wah Lee, Onn: “Characterizing the Morphology of Speech- Evoked fNIRS Responses in Sleeping Infants: Evidence for Two Independent Mechanisms.”

  • Ward, Robert: “Low-Cost bNIRS Reconstruction of Oxygenation and Cytochrome-C- Oxidase using off the shelf Spectrometers”

  • Xia, Yunjai: “A new generation, intelligent, real-time, multichannel motion artifact detector for fNIRS/DOT”

Congratulations to all!!