Neuroimage 2021 05 12;231:117850. Epub 2021 Feb 12.
Institute of Mental Health Research, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Mental Health Centre, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.
Consciousness is a mental characteristic of the human mind, whose exact neural features remain unclear. We aimed to identify the critical nodes within the brain's global functional network that support consciousness. To that end, we collected a large fMRI resting state dataset with subjects in at least one of the following three consciousness states: preserved (including the healthy awake state, and patients with a brain injury history (BI) that is fully conscious), reduced (including the N1-sleep state, and minimally conscious state), and lost (including the N3-sleep state, anesthesia, and unresponsive wakefulness state). Read More