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Alternate Activation of Two Brain Systems Tied to Consciousness
Alternate Activation of Two Brain Systems Tied to Consciousness
Imaging reveals how cyclical patterns of brain activity differ between conscious and unresponsive individuals.
Alternate Activation of Two Brain Systems Tied to Consciousness
Alternate Activation of Two Brain Systems Tied to Consciousness

Imaging reveals how cyclical patterns of brain activity differ between conscious and unresponsive individuals.

Imaging reveals how cyclical patterns of brain activity differ between conscious and unresponsive individuals.

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Neural Patterns of Consciousness Identified
Ruth Williams | Feb 6, 2019 | 3 min read
Imaging of the human brain reveals constellations of activity associated with conscious and unconscious states.
Nerve Stimulation Revives Consciousness from Vegetative State
Shawna Williams | Sep 25, 2017 | 2 min read
Low-intensity activation of the vagus nerve appears to have increased a patient’s awareness of his surroundings after 15 years without communication.
Quantifying Consciousness
Tanya Lewis | May 26, 2016 | 3 min read
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 | 2 min read
Researchers find that positron emission tomography scans can help determine the degree to which some vegetative patients retain consciousness.
Measuring Consciousness
Dan Cossins | Apr 17, 2013 | 5 min read
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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