Probing consciousness with event-related potentials in the vegetative state.

  title={Probing consciousness with event-related potentials in the vegetative state.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Faugeras and Benjamin Rohaut and Nicolas Weiss and Trist{\'a}n Bekinschtein and Damien Galanaud and Louis Puybasset and Francis Bolgert and Claire Sergent and Laurent Cohen and Spelke Dehaene and Lionel Naccache},
  volume={77 3},
OBJECTIVE Probing consciousness in noncommunicating patients is a major medical and neuroscientific challenge. While standardized and expert behavioral assessment of patients constitutes a mandatory step, this clinical evaluation stage is often difficult and doubtful, and calls for complementary measures which may overcome its inherent limitations. Several functional brain imaging methods are currently being developed within this perspective, including fMRI and cognitive event-related… CONTINUE READING
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