fMRI reveals large-scale network activation in minimally conscious patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Awareness
  • Language
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Persistent Vegetative State

abstract

  • The first fMRI maps of cortical activity associated with language processing and tactile stimulation of patients in the minimally conscious state (MCS) are presented. These findings of active cortical networks that serve language functions suggest that some MCS patients may retain widely distributed cortical systems with potential for cognitive and sensory function despite their inability to follow simple instructions or communicate reliably.

publication date

  • February 8, 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 15699384

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 514

end page

  • 23

volume

  • 64

number

  • 3