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Brain imaging reveals covert consciousness during behavioral unresponsiveness induced by propofol

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, September 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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Title
Brain imaging reveals covert consciousness during behavioral unresponsiveness induced by propofol
Published in
Scientific Reports, September 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-31436-z
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Authors

Zirui Huang, Phillip E. Vlisides, Vijaykumar C. Tarnal, Ellen L. Janke, Kelley M. Keefe, Margaret M. Collins, Amy M. McKinney, Paul Picton, Richard E. Harris, George A. Mashour, Anthony G. Hudetz

Abstract

Detecting covert consciousness in behaviorally unresponsive patients by brain imaging is of great interest, but a reproducible model and evidence from independent sources is still lacking. Here we demonstrate the possibility of using general anesthetics in a within-subjects study design to test methods or statistical paradigms of assessing covert consciousness. Using noninvasive neuroimaging in healthy volunteers, we identified a healthy study participant who was able to exhibit the specific fMRI signatures of volitional mental imagery while behaviorally unresponsive due to sedation with propofol. Our findings reveal a novel model that may accelerate the development of new approaches to reproducibly detect covert consciousness, which is difficult to achieve in patients with heterogeneous and sometimes clinically unstable neuropathology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 37 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 19%
Researcher 5 14%
Student > Master 4 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Lecturer 2 5%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 11 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 6 16%
Neuroscience 5 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 8%
Philosophy 3 8%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 14 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 May 2020.
All research outputs
#708,932
of 15,147,986 outputs
Outputs from Scientific Reports
#7,242
of 78,062 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#22,651
of 273,962 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#4
of 51 outputs
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