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Diagnostic accuracy of the vegetative and minimally conscious state: Clinical consensus versus standardized neurobehavioral assessment
Standardized neurobehavioral assessment is a more sensitive means of establishing differential diagnosis in patients with disorders of consciousness when compared to diagnoses determined by clinical consensus. Expand
Mind-wandering: phenomenology and function as assessed with a novel experience sampling method.
A novel experience sampling method was designed which permitted to isolate SITUTs from other kinds of distractions to support the view that an important function of mind-wandering relates to the anticipation and planning of the future. Expand
Neural Correlates of Ongoing Conscious Experience: Both Task-Unrelatedness and Stimulus-Independence Are Related to Default Network Activity
Results suggest that midline DMN regions underlie cognitive processes that are active during both internal thoughts and external unfocused attention and strengthen the view that the DMN can be fractionated into different subcomponents and reveal the necessity to consider both the stimulus-dependent and the task-related dimensions of conscious experiences when studying the possible functional roles of theDMN. Expand
Relations between vocabulary development and verbal short-term memory: The relative importance of short-term memory for serial order and item information.
Data highlight the specificity of verbal STM for serial order and item information and suggest a causal association between order STM processes and vocabulary development, at least in 4- and 6-year-olds. Expand
Early contribution of phonological awareness and later influence of phonological memory throughout reading acquisition
The acquisition of reading skills is known to rely on early phonological abilities, but only a few studies have investigated the independent contribution of the different steps involved inExpand
Voluntary brain processing in disorders of consciousness
The present results suggest that active evoked-related potentials paradigms may permit detection of voluntary brain function in patients with severe brain damage who present with a disorder of consciousness, even when the patient may present with very limited to questionably any signs of awareness. Expand
Functional neuroanatomy underlying the clinical subcategorization of minimally conscious state patients
The proposed subcategorization of MCS based on the presence or absence of command following showed a different functional neuroanatomy and patients in MCS+ showed preserved metabolism and functional connectivity in language networks arguably reflecting some additional higher order or extended consciousness albeit devoid of clinical verbal or nonverbal expression. Expand
The Neural Basis of Personal Goal Processing When Envisioning Future Events
Results showed that imaging personal future events elicited stronger activation in ventral medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC) and posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) compared to imaging nonpersonal future events, suggesting that ventral MPFC and PCC mediate self-referential processing across different functional domains. Expand
Language repetition and short-term memory: an integrative framework
  • S. Majerus
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Front. Hum. Neurosci.
  • 3 June 2013
An integrative framework is presented aimed at bridging research in the language processing and short-term memory fields and provides new perspectives for the understanding of information maintenance at the non-word, word- and sentence-level as well as of verbal maintenance deficits in case of brain injury. Expand