Reference : Brain connectivity and sensory stimulation in disorders of consciousness
Dissertations and theses : Doctoral thesis
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Neurosciences & behavior
Brain connectivity and sensory stimulation in disorders of consciousness
Heine, Lizette mailto [Université de Liège > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Université de Liège, ​Liège, ​​Belgique
Biomedical sciences
Laureys, Steven mailto
Demertzi, Athina mailto
HUSTINX, Roland mailto
Brédart, Serge mailto
Phillips, Christophe mailto
Marinazzo, Daniele
Perrin, Fabien
Goebel, Rainer
[en] Brain connectivity ; Sensory stimulation ; Disorders of consciousness
[en] This thesis explores brain connectivity and sensory stimulation in patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC). These are serious conditions where massive brain damage can lead to a dissociation between arousal and awareness (e.g., UWS and MCS).

Part I explores brain connectivity. We highlight that brain function and structure are intimately related to each other, and to consciousness. The decrease in brain function can be used to distinguish between the clinically indicated states of consciousness.

Part II evaluates passive sensory stimulations.
Preferred stimuli may have the power to
momentarily enhance brain function,
and behavioral responses.
GIGA consciousness
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
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