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Do you want to live or die? ‘Mind reading’ could help patients with severe brain injuries answer the question

When a person sustains a severe brain injury that leaves them unable to communicate, their families and doctors often have ...
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Finding where ‘consciousness resides in the human brain’ could help us awaken comatose patients

Some people may gradually come out of a coma or wake up after a few weeks.... To help these people, ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Hunches’ can’t be used to decide the fate of ‘covertly conscious’ patients in vegetative states

[A]s many as 15% to 20% of patients who have been rigorously diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state ...
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Tiny electric signals in the brains of comatose patients may help predict who will wake up

Researchers may have found a way to detect inklings of consciousness in comatose and vegetative patients just days after they ...
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Life in a coma: Can a machine tell us whether someone will ever wake up?

When somebody falls into a coma, they lose all motor functions. Brain activity slows significantly. In most cases, no external ...