Quantifying Cortical EEG Responses to TMS in (Un)consciousness

  title={Quantifying Cortical EEG Responses to TMS in (Un)consciousness},
  author={Simone Sarasso and Mario Rosanova and Adenauer G. Casali and Silvia Casarotto and Matteo Fecchio and M{\'e}lanie Boly and Olivia Gosseries and Giulio Tononi and Steven Laureys and Marcello Massimini},
  journal={Clinical EEG and Neuroscience},
  pages={40 - 49}
We normally assess another individual’s level of consciousness based on her or his ability to interact with the surrounding environment and communicate. Usually, if we observe purposeful behavior, appropriate responses to sensory inputs, and, above all, appropriate answers to questions, we can be reasonably sure that the person is conscious. However, we know that consciousness can be entirely within the brain, even in the absence of any interaction with the external world; this happens almost… 

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