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Monday, November 14, 2016

seat of consciousness?

Could these three brain regions be the seat of consciousness?
November 10, 2016

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We may someday wake up someone from a persistent vegetative state by stimulating this network, the neurologists hope
An international team of neurologists led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has identified three specific regions of the brain that appear to be critical components of consciousness: one in the brainstem, involved in arousal; and two cortical regions involved in awareness. To pinpoint the exact regions, the neurologists first analyzed 36 patients with … more…

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