What’s happening in the brains of severely brain injured patients? Steven Laureys wants to know. He’s done groundbreaking work in identifying the “minimally conscious” state, as differentiated from vegetative states. This has profound implications for the diagnosis and treatment of those with severe brain injury.

The interview took place in July 2012, at Understanding Consciousness: Neuroscientific Approaches, Future Directions, a conference sponsored by the Mind Science Foundation of San Antonio, Texas. This video was produced by Audrey Quinn, a multimedia health and technology journalist in Brooklyn, New York.

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