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Operationalizing Neuroimaging for Disorders of Consciousness in the Canadian Context

  • K. Julia Kaal (a1) (a2), Mark Harrison (a1) (a3), David G.T. Whitehurst (a4) (a5), Andrea Townson (a6), Derry Dance (a6), A. Jon Stoessl (a7) and Judy Illes (a8)...
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Correspondence to: Judy Illes, Professor of Neurology, Department of Medicine and Director, Neuroethics Canada, The University of British Columbia, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Koerner S124, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2B5. Email:
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Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
  • ISSN: 0317-1671
  • EISSN: 2057-0155
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