Heartbeat evoked potential provides evidence of the presence of consciousness in coma patients, a new study reveals.
Prolonged anesthesia significantly alters the synaptic architecture of the brain, regardless of age.
Researchers say a new discovery about the pathways associated with consciousness contradicts conventional belief. The study reports the thalamus is not a critical part of the brain's pathway involved in wakefulness and consciousness, a finding that could help develop better methods for treating comas.
According to researchers, regular use of the popular clubbing drug, GBH, can have negative effects on brain networks associated with both long term and working memory. Additionally, frequent use of the drug is associated with an increased risk of developing stress and anxiety.
A new study reports only half of infants under three months of age who have bacterial meningitis show traditional symptoms of the disease, such as high fever.
Zolpidem, a medication commonly prescribed for insomnia, appear to be effective in helping to restore a conscious state in some patients who were in comas or vegetative state.
Researchers have developed a new, non-invasive technique that could be used to treat patients with consciousness disorders.
Using neuroimaging techniques, researchers find new clues as to what happens to the brain as it slips into unconsciousness.