Consciousness


Deep inside, some “vegetative state” patients are aware

Michael Cook | 24 August 2013 | Comments
tags: consciousness, vegetative state
Canadian neuroscientists have detected conscious activity in a patient who has been in a “vegetative state” for 12 years

Landmark “vegetative state” paper challenged

Xavier Symons | 06 February 2013 | Comments
tags: consciousness, neuroscience, permanent vegetative state
US researchers have questioned the results of a landmark study in The Lancet from 2011 on awareness of “vegetative” patients.

Ariel Sharon may be conscious

Xavier Symons | 01 February 2013 | Comments
tags: consciousness, permanent vegetative state
The world’s most famous person in a permanent vegetative state is former Israeli Prime-Minister Ariel Sharon. He suffered a massive stroke seven years ago, and has been completely disabled ever since.

Is it better to be minimally conscious than vegetative?

Michael Cook | 07 September 2012 | Comments
tags: consciousness, permanent vegetative state, utilitarianism
The interesting question posed by two Oxford utilitarians, Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu in the Journal of Medical Ethics recently is this: “Is it better to be minimally conscious than vegetative?”

Consciousness still flickers in some “vegetative” patients

Michael Cook | 10 February 2010 | Comments
tags: brain death, consciousness, informed consent
New study with astounding results

Belgian coma man wrongly diagnosed for 23 years

Jared Yee | 28 November 2009 | Comments
tags: coma, consciousness, PVS
Debate over facts
 
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