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Hearing the soothing sound of a loved one’s voice and listening to familiar stories can help awaken the unconscious brain and speed the recovery of coma patients, according to research published Thursday in the journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.
The discovery of hidden signs of consciousness in vegetative-state patients could help doctors determine if people are aware even if they appear to be unresponsive, according to research published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology.
A functional brain imaging technique known as positron emission tomography (PET) is a promising tool for determining which severely brain damaged individuals in vegetative states have the potential to recover consciousness.
Patients in a vegetative state may be able to recognize photographs of their family and friends, according to a new study.
Our definitions of death, specifically the death of the human brain, may have to change in the near future.
According to a new study, a patient who was seemingly in a vegetative state and lacked the ability to move or speak actually exhibited signs of what the researchers refer to as 'attentive awareness.'
UCLA psychologists have used brain-imaging techniques to study what happens to the human brain when it slips into unconsciousness.
New research from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School has shown that doctor’s actually experience pain and relief based on their patients' reactions to treatment.
Disorders of consciousness such as coma or a vegetative state caused by severe brain injury are poorly understood and their diagnosis has relied mainly on patient responses and measures of brain activity.
High levels of tau protein in fluid bathing the brain are linked to poor recovery after head trauma.
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