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.
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.
Uncovering AwarenessMedical and Ethical Challenges in Diagnosing and Treating the Minimally Conscious State
Eight years ago an interdisciplinary group of scientists representing several institutions worked together to codify criteria for the minimally conscious state. Today, technology, such as functional neuroimaging, is beginning to change the way medical professionals diagnose, treat, and communicate with patients once considered to have no or very little conscious awareness.
Commentary on “Uncovering Awareness: Medical and Ethical Challenges in Diagnosing and Treating the Minimally Conscious State”
A commentary on Marie-Aurélie Bruno and Steven Laureys' article "Uncovering Awareness: Medical and Ethical Challenges in Diagnosing and Treating the Minimally Conscious State."