Stimulating ConsciousnessQ&A with Martin Monti, Ph.D.
Determining if a brain-injured person is conscious can be difficult when that person cannot respond to your questions or show some outward sign. Dana Grantee Martin Monti is using targeted ultrasound to try to re-awaken dormant neurons.
Redefining DeathPartial Revival of Pig Brains Raises Ethical and Existential Questions
Can brain cells be revived after death? Conventional wisdom says cells die quickly when deprived of oxygen, but researchers recently sparked cellular activity in brains of pigs killed hours earlier, raising new questions about our definitions of death.
Disorders of Consciousness: Brain Death, Coma, and the Vegetative and Minimally Conscious StatesReport on Progress
The authors present two scenarios on what are the disorders of consciousness: wakefulness, awareness, consciousness, coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state, and brain death.