Study: Signs of Hidden Consciousness, Brain Waves Anticipate the Recovery of Patients

(Spark Chronicles) – It is perhaps among the conditions of greatest suffering for the family members of a patient suffering from severe brain damage – which does not respond to any stimulus – that of not knowing if sooner or later it will recover and if therefore there is still reason to cultivate even a faint hope.

A new study, recently published in Lancet Neurology may perhaps help relieve pain in these settings by offering a better diagnostic tool.

Research authors found that specific “Signs of hidden conscience” – thin brain waves detectable with the electroencephalogram (Egg) – are the strongest predictor of a possible healing of patients with severe brain injuries, such as to appear completely insensitive. CONTINUE