Following the recent publication of a fMRI study demonstrating signs of consciousness in patients previously diagnosed as in a vegetative state (written about by this blog, here), the Stanford Interdisciplinary Group on Neuroscience and Society are holding a panel discussion on fMRI brain imaging, vegetative states, and consciousness. The panel will include experts in law, ethics, medicine, and brain imaging research, and will discuss advances in diagnosing and communicating with patients in minimally conscious states. These experts include neurologist Dr. Christine Wijman, biomedical ethicist Dr. David Magnus, law professor Hank Greely, and an an unnamed neuroscientist.
The panel takes place on March 10 from 5-6 pm, in SLS Room 280B. Dinner will be served.