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The Brain Imaging for Global HealTh (BRIGHT) Project is a collaborative project led by a team of researchers from London, Cambridge and the Gambia. The project is a longitudinal, multi-method study that follows infants in the UK and The Gambia from birth to the age of 24 months.

The aim of the project is to establish infants’ brain function growth curves in both these settings, in order to gain an insight into the effects that malnutrition, environmental difficulties, and other issues related to living in a low-resource settings, may have on infant neurocognitive development.

To achieve this objective, the BRIGHT project involves numerous assessments that include not only behavioural  assessments, anthropometrical measures or questionnaires, but also the implementation of neuroimaging techniques such as Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) and Electroencephalography (EEG). In this way, the BRIGHT project is the first to use brain imaging on infants in The Gambia.

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