Identifying Hidden Minds in Impaired Consciousness This study uncovers hidden signatures of brain networks that could support consciousness in patients who are unresponsive and seemingly vegetative, but who demonstrate signs of covert awareness. University of Cambridge researchers Dr Srivas Chennu, Dr Tristan Bekinschtein and their collaborators employ the science of networks to characterise the brain […]
Speech processing while unconscious: Sleep inhibits action but not preparation and meaning. In a team effort between the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (Cambridge, UK) and the Laboratory of Cognitive and Psycholinguistics Sciences, Ecole Normale Superiore (Paris), part of what we are capable of while sleeping has been unravelled. People were asked […]
Tristan Bekinschtein and Nikolaus Kriegeskorte have both recently given book reviews for the Times Higher Education supplement. Tristan reviewed ‘Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist’ by Christof Koch, read his review here and Nikolaus reviewed ‘Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are’ by Sebastian Seung, and you can read his review here.
A new scientific collaboration between Argentinean and UK research teams including MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit researcher Dr Tristan Bekinschtein has led to a study which has uncovered what happens in the brain when language and actions interact, and could help in the diagnoses, prognosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson. All participants […]