New paper: The neural basis of external responsiveness in prolonged disorders of consciousness

Check out our new paper in Neuroimage: Clinical. We show that damage to the fibres connecting the thalamus and M1 contributes to the lack of external responses that characterises severely-injured patients with a disorder of consciousness. This suggests that behavioural assessments may underestimate the level of preserved cognitive function and awareness across both vegetative and minimally conscious patients

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