Persistent vegetative state: brain stimulation with laser beams -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Persistent vegetative state: brain stimulation with laser beams

The public only notices diseases when celebrities become patients: in the spring of 2014, Formula One driver Michael Schumacher fell into a coma for several months as the result of a head injury caused by a skiing accident. These types of accidents show how delicate the brain responds to injuries. Brain stimulation could possibly support the rehabilitation of vegetative patients.

09/01/2014

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The human consciousness is a function of the human brain. The sleep-wake cycle is controlled by the brain stem; ©panthermedia.net/ Birgit Reitz-Hoffmann

Grafic: Human brain with its front highlighted; Copyright: panthermedia.net/lightwise

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