Minimally Conscious State (MCS) is a clinical condition characterized by reproducible, but inconsistent signs of consciousness. Fluctuations of responsiveness contribute to the misdiagnosis rate and prevent from effective interactions with MCS patients. These clinical fluctuations might also greatly limit the use of any Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) for communication purposes. The objective of the present study was to identify neurophysiological indices of responsiveness in MCS patients, investigating the connection between EEG background activity and the presence of a P300 ERP (Event-Related Potential) response to an oddball paradigm, considered a sign of higher level of responsiveness with respect to its absence.
2023, 10th International BCI meeting - Abstract book, Pages -
EEG indices of responsiveness in Minimally Conscious State (04d Abstract in atti di convegno)
Galiotta Valentina, Quattrociocchi Ilaria, Caracci Valentina, Toppi Jlenia, D’Ippolito Mariagrazia, Aricò Pietro, Mattia Donatella, Cincotti Febo, Formisano Rita, Riccio Angela