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Nerve Stimulation Revives Consciousness from Vegetative State
Shawna Williams | Sep 25, 2017
Low-intensity activation of the vagus nerve appears to have increased a patient’s awareness of his surroundings after 15 years without communication.
Tanya Lewis | May 26, 2016
Overall brain metabolic rate can distinguish between pathological states of human consciousness, a study shows.
Vegetative States Probed with PET
Bob Grant | Apr 17, 2014
Researchers find that positron emission tomography scans can help determine the degree to which some vegetative patients retain consciousness.
Dan Cossins | Apr 17, 2013
Researchers are identifying distinctive brain activity patterns that can be used to monitor patients under anesthesia and assess consciousness in “vegetative” patients.