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Using neuroimaging to uncover awareness in brain-injured and anesthetized patients

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We cast a novel perspective on two distinct populations: patients who become accidentally intraoperatively aware after receiving general anesthesia and severely brain-injured patients who are diagnosed as being in a vegetative state. In both cases, patients are behaviorally non-responsive —and on this basis presumed to lack consciousness— yet, retain covert awareness. In both contexts, detecting consciousness is highly challenging, yet highly important for ensuring adequate patient care. Alth...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.2741/s520

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
Frontiers in Bioscience Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Bioscience Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
2
Pages:
337-349
Publication date:
2018-06-01
Acceptance date:
2018-01-01
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EISSN:
1945-0524
ISSN:
1945-0516
Source identifiers:
917636
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pubs:917636
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uuid:16f76e0f-2962-418c-9b3a-71c6182ade38
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pubs:917636
Deposit date:
2018-09-11

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