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November 28, 2016

In a letter to the Editor of Annals of Neurology, Bonfiglio and Carboncini discuss the definitions that we employed in our recent study of the relationship between attention and command-following in prolonged disorders of consciousness (Gibson et al., 2016). Specifical...

November 14, 2016

We're delighted to announce that our project titled "The prognostic and diagnostic utility of electrophysiological markers of speech processing in post-traumatic coma and prolonged disorders of consciousness" has been funded by the Medical Research Council. This 3-year...

August 18, 2016

Damian Cruse discusses the clinical implications of 'mind-reading' technology with host Gaia Vince on the BBC Radio 4 documentary "Mind-Reading", available in the UK on iPlayer. Includes discussion of work led by PhD student Rae Gibson.

August 11, 2016

When I interviewed for a post-doc to study disorders of consciousness with EEG in 2009, I talked about the N400 effect and how it would surely be a good way to identify speech comprehension in non-communicative patients. After many years of trying, now I'm not so convi...

July 25, 2016

In a new paper, we describe evidence that links preserved bottom-up somatosensory attention in prolonged disorders of consciousness with a preserved ability to follow verbal commands. Interestingly, somatosensory attention, indexed by the tactile P3a event-related pote...

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