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I am conscious: Mr ASL says so.
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PMID:  21940620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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I am the only one to know that I am conscious. I can nevertheless interact with others using verbal communication or motor responses to let them know that I am. What would happen if, to some extent, I would know this, but I would be unable to express it? How would my surroundings know? Here is the challenge facing clinicians involved in the care of patients recovering from coma: differentiating reflex from voluntary activity, or, in other words, detecting consciousness in noncommunicative patients.
Authors:
Caroline Schnakers; Steven Laureys; Steve Majerus
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-21
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Title:  Neurology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1526-632X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the Coma Science Group (C.S., S.L.), Cyclotron Research Center, and Department of Psychology, Cognition and Behavior (S.L.), University of Liège; and Department of Neurology (S.L.), University Hospital of Liège, Liège, Belgium.
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