Experts don’t recognize the term, but say episodes of microsleep are potentially dangerous
Hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. languish in unconsciousness, cut off from the world by severe brain injuries. But the latest research hints that some of them may still retain reserves of conscious awareness and that …
Finding the point at which babies’ reactions change from being purely reflexive to reflecting more intention is leading researches to focus on the first glimmers of conscious thought in infants as young as 5 months old.
Tracking brain activity patterns may lead to better dosing and control of anesthesia.
Flaws emerge in a new analysis of the original study data.
A new study records for the first time what happens to brain cells when patients go under.
The evolutionary link between acquiring good information and survival may have given rise to both consciousness and the pleasure of problem-solving
What happens to your brain as it slips into unconsciousness? A new technique allows researchers to view real-time 3-D images of a patient undergoing anesthesia using the drug propofol, and the findings show that consciousness …
Using a newly developed brain scan technique, researchers in the U.K. and Belgium revealed that some patients in vegetative states or states of minimal consciousness show signs of awareness, and in one exceptional case, could even answer yes/no questions posed by doctors during a visualization exercise. The findings, published online