Propofol induction reduces the capacity for neural information integration: Implications for the mechanism of consciousness and general anesthesia

@article{Lee2009PropofolIR,
  title={Propofol induction reduces the capacity for neural information integration: Implications for the mechanism of consciousness and general anesthesia},
  author={U. Lee and G. Mashour and S. Kim and Gyu-Jeong Noh and Byung-Moon Choi},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={56-64}
}
  • U. Lee, G. Mashour, +2 authors Byung-Moon Choi
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Consciousness and Cognition
  • The cognitive unbinding paradigm suggests that the synthesis of neural information is attenuated by general anesthesia. Here, we analyzed the functional organization of brain activities in the conscious and anesthetized states, based on functional segregation and integration. Electroencephalography (EEG) recordings were obtained from 14 subjects undergoing induction of general anesthesia with propofol. We quantified changes in mean information integration capacity in each band of the EEG. After… CONTINUE READING
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