Neural correlates of consciousness during general anesthesia using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

@article{Bonhomme2012NeuralCO,
  title={Neural correlates of consciousness during general anesthesia using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).},
  author={Vincent L Bonhomme and Pierre Boveroux and Jean-François Brichant and Steven Laureys and M{\'e}lanie Boly},
  journal={Archives italiennes de biologie},
  year={2012},
  volume={150 2-3},
  pages={
          155-63
        }
}
This paper reviews the current knowledge about the mechanisms of anesthesia-induced alteration of consciousness. It is now evident that hypnotic anesthetic agents have specific brain targets whose function is hierarchically altered in a dose-dependent manner. Higher order networks, thought to be involved in mental content generation, as well as sub-cortical networks involved in thalamic activity regulation seems to be affected first by increasing concentrations of hypnotic agents that enhance… 

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