Title

The Search for Consciousness

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-8-2019

Journal

Neuron

Volume

102

Issue

3

First Page

526

Last Page

528

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1016/j.neuron.2019.03.024

Abstract

In recent years, rapid technological developments in the field of neuroimaging have provided new methods for assessing residual cognition, detecting consciousness, and even communicating with patients who clinically appear to be in a vegetative state. Here, I highlight some of the major implications of these developments, discuss their scientific, clinical, legal, and ethical relevance, and make my own recommendations for future directions in this field. In this NeuroView, Owen highlights some of the major implications of technological developments in neuroimaging, discusses their scientific, clinical, legal, and ethical relevance, and makes recommendations for future directions in this field.

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