Intentional Action and the Post-coma Patient

  title={Intentional Action and the Post-coma Patient},
  author={Zoe Drayson},
The presence or absence of intentional action plays an important role in the clinical diagnosis of patients emerging from coma states. Judgments about a patient’s capacity for intentional action have traditionally focused on the nature of their bodily movements, but recent neuroimaging data suggests that brain activity can be indicative of intentional action. I will suggest that this change of focus, from the interpretation of motor behaviour as intentional (bodily) action to the interpretation… CONTINUE READING


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