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Disrupted Global Brain Signal Indicates Unconsciousness

New fMRI study by Tanabe et al. published in the March 2020 issue of the journal Anesthesiology suggests that the global temporal coordination...
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Dr. Zirui Huang’s Study Reveals a Delicate Dance of Dynamic Changes in the Conscious Brain

The findings are recognized in numerous popular scientific new articles. The study, led by neuroscientist Zirui Huang of the Center...
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Dr. Hudetz appointed as new Director of the Center for Consciousness Science – December 2019

Dr. Anthony G. (Tony) Hudetz has accepted the position as the new Director of the Center for Consciousness Science. He...
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Dr. Phillip Vlisides, a core CCS faculty, was awarded an NIH Career Development Grant (K23) to study consciousness and cognition after surgery.

Dr. Vlisides and his team will analyze advanced neurophysiologic patterns-using electroencephalography and near-infrared spectroscopy-to better understand and predict cognitive impairment after surgery.

2017- Dr. Dinesh Pal, CCS faculty and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, has been awarded a new R01 from the National Institutes of Health to study the mechanistic underpinnings of the interactions between sleep homeostasis and sedation

Dr. Pal will employ sophisticated techniques including high-density EEG in rodents and multi-neuroanalyte monitoring using mass spectrometry to answer a fundamental question: if and how sedatives can provide a sleep-like state. CCS director, Dr. Mashour is a co-investigator on the grant.

Recent publications by CCS faculty
Huang, Z et al, “Asymmetric neural dynamics characterize loss and recovery of consciousness". Neuroimage 2021
Huels, E et al, “Neural Correlates of the Shamanic State of Consciousness". Front Neurosci 2021
Parkar, A et al, “Carbachol and nicotine in prefrontal cortex have differential effects on sleep-wake states". Front Neurosci 2020
Mawla, I et al, “Greater somatosensory afference with acupuncture increases primary somatosensory connectivity and alleviates fibromyalgia pain via insular GABA: A randomized neuroimaging trial". Arthritis Rheumatol 2020
Lee, H et al, “Differential effect of anesthesia on visual cortex neurons with diverse population coupling". Neuroscience 2020
Larkin, T et al, “Altered network architecture of functional brain communities in chronic nociplastic pain". Neuroimage 2020
Mahdid, Y et al, “Assessing the quality of wearable EEG systems using functional connectivity". IEEE Access 2020
Zilio, F et al, “Are intrinsic neuronal timescales related to sensory processing? Evidence from abnormal behavioral states". Neuroimage 2020
Lee, H et al, “State-Dependent Cortical Unit Activity Reflects Dynamic Brain State Transitions in Anesthesia". J Neurosci 2020
Vlisides, P et al, “Deep Anaesthesia". Lancet 2020
Kallionpää, R et al, “Alpha band frontal connectivity is a state-specific electroencephalographic correlate of unresponsiveness during exposure to dexmedetomidine and propofol". Br J Anaesth 2020
Brito, M et al, "State-Dependent and Bandwidth-Specific Effects of Ketamine and Propofol on Electroencephalographic Complexity in Rats". Front Syst Neurosci 2020
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