Welcome to Global fNIRS

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Global fNIRS is a multidisciplinary project dedicated to advancing global health initiatives through the use of a low cost, portable and non-invasive neuroimaging technology, functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).  Our goal is to provide tools which supplement current methods for assessing cognitive function of the developing brain in resource poor settings. We believe that establishing earlier and more objective biomarkers of typical and atypical cognitive development will be of value in assessing interventional outcomes and risk prevention strategies.

Read all about our current research project BRIGHT

The Bright project is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.


BRIGHT is partner with  University College London, Birkbeck College University of London – Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, BabyLab, University of Cambridge, King’s College London, and MRC – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.