Global disorders of consciousness

Tim Bayne*, Jakob Hohwy

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In recent decades there has been a great deal of interest in global disorders of consciousness, such as the vegetative state, the minimally conscious state, and epileptic absence seizures. Global disorders of consciousness pose significant challenges to consciousness science in that the ordinary pretheoretical criteria for the ascription of consciousness are not easily applied in such contexts, and it is often unclear what kinds of conscious states-if any-patients are in. At the same time, global disorders of consciousness also promise to reveal a great deal about the nature of consciousness and the relationship between consciousness and cognitive and behavioral control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-138
Number of pages10
JournalWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


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