Bellingham, Washington, USA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, will launch the new journal Neurophotonics in 2014, covering the optical technologies and methods driving profound advances in understanding brain phenomena such as electrical excitability, neuroglial partnership, neurovascular signaling, metabolic activity, and hemodynamics in health and disease.
“As advanced optical methods are driving a revolution in the neurosciences that will persist for decades to come, I am delighted that SPIE is starting Neurophotonics,” said editor-in-chief David Boas of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. “The journal will provide a highly visible focal point to facilitate and accelerate the rapidly expanding impact of this discipline.”
Boas said a key goal of the journal will be to foster greater awareness and interaction among the photonics, neuroscience, and clinical communities.
“The use of optics and photonics by the scientific and medical community to deepen our understanding of brain function and dysfunction is an exciting development for our community,” said 2013 SPIE President Bill Arnold. “Photonics is having an incredibly important impact in medicine and health care. SPIE is pleased to focus even more attention on this exciting field with new conference programs on neurophotonics and optogenetics and now a dedicated Neurophotonics journal.”
The SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics has included papers covering neurophotonics since it was launched in 1996. Its editor-in-chief, Lihong Wang of Washingto
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