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Eye gaze and conscious processing in severely brain-injured patients

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 December 2010

Camille Chatelle
Affiliation:
Coma Science Group, Cyclotron Research Centre, University of Liège, 4000 Liège, Belgium. camille.chatelle@ulg.ac.besteven.laureys@ulg.ac.beC.Schnakers@ulg.ac.behttp://www.ulg.ac.bewww.coma.ulg.ac.be
Steven Laureys
Affiliation:
Coma Science Group, Cyclotron Research Centre, University of Liège, 4000 Liège, Belgium. camille.chatelle@ulg.ac.besteven.laureys@ulg.ac.beC.Schnakers@ulg.ac.behttp://www.ulg.ac.bewww.coma.ulg.ac.be
Steve Majerus
Affiliation:
Department of Cognitive Psychopathology, University of Liège, 4000 Liège, Belgium. smajerus@ulg.ac.behttp://www.ulg.ac.be
Caroline Schnakers
Affiliation:
Coma Science Group, Cyclotron Research Centre, University of Liège, 4000 Liège, Belgium. camille.chatelle@ulg.ac.besteven.laureys@ulg.ac.beC.Schnakers@ulg.ac.behttp://www.ulg.ac.bewww.coma.ulg.ac.be

Abstract

Niedenthal et al. discuss the importance of eye gaze in embodied simulation and, more globally, in the processing of emotional visual stimulation (such as facial expression). In this commentary, we illustrate the relationship between oriented eye movements, consciousness, and emotion by using the case of severely brain-injured patients recovering from coma (i.e., vegetative and minimally conscious patients).

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2010

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