Can Patients in a Vegetative State Understand Language?

Professor Mao Ying, Director of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Translational Research, and other members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neurology published the paper ” Assessing the Depth of Language Processing in Patients with Disorders of Consciousness ” online in Nature Neuroscience on May 25.


The study used high-density EEG and innovatively applied a hearing paradigm based on Chinese semantic understanding to the detection of residual consciousness and prediction of awakening in patients with consciousness disorders.


Read the paper on Nature Neuroscience