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Still There

By | October 20, 2014

Researchers identify brain activity patterns that may indicate when an unresponsive patient is conscious.

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Dissecting Consciousness

By | April 1, 2014

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku describes his new theory of consciousness.

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Future Minded

By | April 1, 2014

Imagine consciousness traveling at the speed of light.

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Signs of Consciousness in Dying Brains

By | August 13, 2013

A brief burst of brain activity with the neural signatures of consciousness follows cardiac arrest in rats. 

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A Common Path to Unconsciousness

By | May 22, 2013

Analyses of brain activity patterns show that different drugs induce anesthesia via a common neural mechanism.

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Week in Review: April 22–26

By | April 26, 2013

Double helix celebrates 60; detecting calories without taste; bacteria vs. tumor; perceptual consciousness in babies

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Visual Consciousness Emerges

By | April 22, 2013

A new study of brain activity patterns suggests that babies as young as 5 months old have the neural mechanisms to register that they’ve seen a face.  

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Measuring Consciousness

By | April 17, 2013

Researchers are identifying distinctive brain activity patterns that can be used to monitor patients under anesthesia and assess consciousness in “vegetative” patients.

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The Brain on Anesthetics

By | November 5, 2012

Recording brain activity as patients are anesthetized for surgery, researchers identify a pattern that may signal loss of consciousness.  

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Capsule Reviews

By | April 1, 2012

Consciousness, The Social Conquest of Earth, How Not to Be Eaten, and Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms

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