The Resource Brain imaging as a diagnostic and as a communicative tool in disorders of consciousness, Giosuè Baggio ; Sofia Moratti

Brain imaging as a diagnostic and as a communicative tool in disorders of consciousness, Giosuè Baggio ; Sofia Moratti

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Brain imaging as a diagnostic and as a communicative tool in disorders of consciousness
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Brain imaging as a diagnostic and as a communicative tool in disorders of consciousness
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Giosuè Baggio ; Sofia Moratti
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eng
Summary
Recently, a number of neuroimaging studies have been conducted, aimed at detecting signs of consciousness in patients with a diagnosis of vegetative or minimally conscious state. The contributions appeared during an ongoing international ethical and socio-legal debate, on the admissibility of decisions to withdraw artificial nutrition from vegetative patients, thereby allowing them to die. We argue that neuroimaging is more likely to contribute to medical diagnosis and decision making if two requirements are met. First, those studies inferred awareness from the neural correlates of cognitive processes that are assumed to involve consciousness. However, neural correlates of consciousness proper, as defined by current philosophy and neuroscience, are the only admissible non-behavioral signs of awareness. Second, in those studies patients attempted to answer medically irrelevant questions by modulating their cortical activity in imagery tasks. We suggest patients should instead be queried on matters relevant to their clinical condition and quality of life
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Baggio, Giosuè
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non fiction
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  • Moratti, Sofia
  • Max Weber Programme
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  • EUI working papers. MWP
  • EUI papers
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2013/04
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  • Medical ethics
  • Brain
  • Neurosciences
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Brain imaging as a diagnostic and as a communicative tool in disorders of consciousness, Giosuè Baggio ; Sofia Moratti
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/26677
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Subjects: Regulation of medical behavior; Medical law and ethics; Rights of patients; Disorders of consciousness; Neuroethics; Law & neuroscience
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEb17321670
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30 cm.
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17 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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(OCoLC)914476642
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Brain imaging as a diagnostic and as a communicative tool in disorders of consciousness, Giosuè Baggio ; Sofia Moratti
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/26677
Publication
Note
Subjects: Regulation of medical behavior; Medical law and ethics; Rights of patients; Disorders of consciousness; Neuroethics; Law & neuroscience
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17321670
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
17 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)914476642

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