Coma and Disorders of Consciousness

  • Caroline Schnakers
  • Steven Laureys

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Caroline Schnakers, Steve Majerus
    Pages 1-10
  3. Marie-Aurélie Bruno, Didier Ledoux, Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse, Olivia Gosseries, Aurore Thibaut, Steven Laureys
    Pages 11-23
  4. Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse, Melanie Boly, Marie-Aurélie Bruno, Olivia Gosseries, Athena Demertzi, Murielle Kirsch et al.
    Pages 25-34
  5. Jessica Schrouff, Christophe L. M. Phillips
    Pages 35-43
  6. Jean-Flory Luaba Tshibanda, Athena Demertzi, Andrea Soddu
    Pages 45-54
  7. Quentin Noirhomme, Rémy Lehembre
    Pages 55-66
  8. Camille Chatelle, Zulay Lugo, Quentin Noirhomme, Bettina Sorger, Dorothee Lulé
    Pages 67-78
  9. Melanie Boly, Olivia Gosseries, Marie-Aurélie Bruno, Mario Rosanova, Marcello Massimini
    Pages 79-84
  10. Victor Cologan, Manuel Schabus
    Pages 85-95
  11. Haibo Di, Caroline Schnakers
    Pages 97-103
  12. Audrey Maudoux, Ingrid Breuskin, Olivia Gosseries, Caroline Schnakers, Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse
    Pages 105-120
  13. Olivia Gosseries, Marie Thonnard, Steven Laureys
    Pages 121-138
  14. Marie Thonnard
    Pages 139-146
  15. Athena Demertzi, Olivia Gosseries, Marie-Aurélie Bruno, Caroline Schnakers, Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse, Camille Chatelle et al.
    Pages 147-154
  16. Steven Laureys, Caroline Schnakers
    Pages 155-162
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 163-169

About this book


In spite of medical advances and the increasing number of severely brain-injured patients, the assessment and treatment of patients recovering from coma remain challenging. For over 10 years now, the Coma Science Group has been working on the scientific exploration of disorders of consciousness, with both scientific and clinical research agendas. This book is the result of all this work. The aim is to offer both clinicians and researchers an opportunity to acquire expertise in a field which is constantly developing.

Besides diagnostic, prognostic and ethical issues, this book includes well-established findings on assessment techniques (i.e., behavioral scales, electrophysiological explorations and structural/functional neuroimaging) and treatment procedures, but also techniques under development (i.e., the use of classifiers, brain-computer interfaces, transcranial magnetic stimulation or deep brain stimulation) which will stimulate ideas for future research.

The Coma Science Group presents here a comprehensive book for readers, regardless of whether they are already familiar with the difficult but exciting field of disorders of consciousness.



assessment coma consciousness diagnosis neurorehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Caroline Schnakers
    • 1
  • Steven Laureys
    • 2
  1. 1., Cyclotron Research CentreUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2., Cyclotron Research CentreUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium

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