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Artificial intelligence helps scientists to measure human consciousness

AI offers insights into quantifying consciousness in different altered states of consciousness.

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A publication in Brain Communications

Near-death experiences, a survival strategy that originates in thanatosis, common in the animal kingdom ?

A study lead by Danish and Belgian (GIGA/ULiège) researchers attributes for the first time a biological purpose to near-death experiences (NDEs)

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Publication in Annals of Neurology

New evidence about brain activity of patients diagnosed as being unresponsive

Most of post-comatose clinically unresponsive patients present residual brain activity closer to what we usually observe in minimally conscious patients.

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A publication in the Journal of Neuroscience

Heartbeat can help detect signs of consciousness in patients after a coma

A new study shows that heart brain interactions, measured using electroencephalography (EEG), provide a novel diagnostic avenue for patients with disorders of consciousness.

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AstraZeneca Foundation Awards

Athena Demertzi to receive one of the AstraZeneca Foundation Awards

The prize supports his work in the field of Artificial Intelligence applied to the follow-up of patients after coma.

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GIGA-Consciousness

Pioneering clinical study on the effects of trance learning for oncology patients: search for volunteers

Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse and Olivia Gosseries join their expertise to launch an innovative project on the effects of cognitive trance for oncology patients.

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GIGA-Consciousness

Steven Laureys honoured in the prestigious magazine The Lancet

The article discusses his innovative approach to research on states of minimal consciousness and Steven's international expertise in the field.

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Palliative sedation : assessment of pain awareness and perception can be improved

A recent doctoral study (VUB-ULiège) shows that the clinical assessment of the depth of sedation and the presence of pain during palliative sedation could be improved by the use of medical monitors.

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A publication in Science Advances

New knowledge on brain neuroplasticity after long-duration space flights

An international research team is studying changes in neural substrates in Russian cosmonauts returning from the International Space Station.

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GIGA-Consciousness

Islands of Awareness or Cortical Complexity?

In January 2020, Tim Bayne, Anil Seth and Marcello Massimini published an opinion paper on Trends in Neurosciences. Not agreeing with some of the points they made, Benedetta Cecconi, Jitka Annen and Steven Laureys decided to write a letter to the editor.

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New FNRS Mandates

Congratulations to all researchers obtaining a new FNRS mandate !

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COVID-19

Great mobilization of GIGA researchers! Well done !

Thank you to all the PhD students, researchers, technicians, staff of the platforms who are mobilizing!
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