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  • Chennu, S., Finoia, P., Kamau, E., Monti, M. M., Allanson, J., Pickard, J. D., Owen, A. M. & Bekinschtein, T. 2013. Dissociable Endogenous and Exogenous Attention in Disorders of Consciousness. Neuroimage: Clinical, 3, 450-461

  • Hampshire, A., Parkin, B. L., Cusack, R., Espejo, D. F., Allanson, J., Kamau, E., Pickard, J. D. & Owen, A. M. 2013. Assessing residual reasoning ability in overtly non-communicative patients using fMRI. NeuroImage: Clinical, 2, 174-183.

  • C. Chatelle, S. Chennu*, Q. Noirhomme, D. Cruse, A. M. Owen, and S. Laureys. Brain–computer interfacing in disorders of consciousness. Brain Injury, pages 1–13, 2012

  • D. Cruse, S. Chennu*, C. Chatelle, D. Fernandez-Espejo, T. A. Bekinschtein, J. D. Pickard, S. Laureys, and A. M. Owen. The relationship between aetiology and covert cognition in the minimally-conscious state. Neurology, 78(11):816–822, 2012.
  • S. Chennu and T. A. Bekinschtein. Arousal modulates auditory attention and awareness: insights from sleep, sedation and disorders of consciousness. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(00065), 2012.

  • D. Cruse, S. Chennu, C. Chatelle, T. A. Bekinschtein, D. Fernandez-Espejo, J. D. Pickard, S. Laureys, and A. M. Owen. Bedside detection of awareness in the vegetative state: a cohort study. The Lancet, 378(9809):2088–2094, 2011.

  • Bekinschtein T, Manes F, Villarreal M, Owen AM, Della Maggiore V. Functional imaging reveals movement preparatory activity in the vegetative state. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2011; 5: 1-11.
  • Coleman MR & Pickard JD. Detecting residual cognitive function in disorders of consciousness. Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery 2011; 36: 3-16.
  • Fernandez-Espejo D, Bekinschtein T, Monti MM, Pickard JD, Junque C, Owen AM, Coleman MR. Diffusion weighted imaging distinguishes the vegetative state from the minimally conscious state. Neuroimage 2011; 54(1): 103-112.
  • Cruse D & Owen AM. Consciousness revealed: new insights into the vegetative and minimally conscious states. Current Opinion in Neurology 2010; 23(6): 656-660.
  • Monti MM, Vanhaudenhuyse A, Coleman MR, Boly M, Pickard JD, Tshibanda L, Owen AM, Laureys S. Willful modulation of brain activity in disorders of consciousness. New England Journal of Medicine 2010: 1-11.[Read PDF]
  • Coleman MR, Davis MH, Rodd JM, Robson T, Ali A, Owen AM, Pickard JD. Towards the routine use of brain imaging to aid the clinical diagnosis of disorders of consciousness. Brain 2009; 132: 2541-2552.[Read PDF]
  • Coleman MR, Bekinschtein T, Monti MM, Owen AM, Pickard JD. A multimodal approach to the assessment of patients with disorders of consciousness. In S. Laureys et al. (eds). Progress in Brain Research 2009; 177: 231-248.[Read PDF]
  • Lapitskaya N, Coleman MR, Nielsen JF, Gosseries O, Maertens de Noordhout A. Disorders of consciousness: further pathophysiological insights using motor cortex transcranial magnetic stimulation. In S. Laureys et al. (eds). Progress in Brain Research 2009; 177: 199-200.[Read PDF]
  • Monti MM, Coleman MR, Owen AM. Executive functions in the absence of behaviour: functional imaging of the minimally conscious state. In S. Laureys et al. (eds). Progress in Brain Research 2009; 177: 249-260.[Read PDF]
  • Bekinschtein TA, Shalom DE, Forcato C, Herrera M, Coleman MR, Manes FF, Sigman M. Classical conditioning in the vegetative and minimally conscious state. Nature Neuroscience 2009; 12(10): 1343-1349.
  • Monti MM, Coleman MR, Owen AM. Neuroimaging and the vegetative state: resolving the behavioural assessment dilemma. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2009; 1157: 81-89.
  • Owen AM, Coleman MR. Functional neuroimaging of the vegetative state. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2008; 9: 235-243. [Read PDF]
  • Owen AM, Coleman MR. Detecting awareness in the vegetative state. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2008; 1129: 130-138. [Read PDF]
  • Bekinschtein TA, Coleman MR, Niklison J, Pickard JD, Manes FF. Can electromyography objectively detect voluntary movement in disorders of consciousness? Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 2008; 79: 826-828. [Read PDF]
  • Coleman MR, Owen AM. Functional neuroimaging of disorders of consciousness. International Anesthesiology Clinics 2008; 46(3):147-157.
  • Owen AM, Coleman MR. Using neuroimaging to detect awareness in disorders of consciousness. Functional Neurology 2008; 23(4): 189-194.
  • Owen AM, Coleman MR. Functional MRI in disorders of consciousness: advantages and limitations. Current Opinion in Neurology 2007; 20: 632-637. [Read PDF]
  • Davis MH, Coleman MR, Absalom, AR, Rodd JM, Johnsrude IS, Matta BF, Owen AM, Menon DK. Dissociating speech perception and comprehension at reduced levels of awareness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2007; 104(41): 16032-16037. [Read PDF]
  • Coleman MR, Rodd JM, Davis MH, Johnsrude IS, Menon DK, Pickard JD, Owen AM. Do vegetative patients retain aspects of language comprehension? Evidence from fMRI. Brain 2007; 130: 2494-2507. [Read PDF]
  • Owen AM, Coleman MR, Boly M, Davis MH, Laureys S, Pickard JD. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging to detect covert awareness in the vegetative state. Archives of Neurology 2007, 64(8): 1098-1102. [Read PDF]
  • Coleman MR, Owen AM, Pickard JD. Functional imaging and the vegetative state. ACNR, 2007; 7(2):35-36. [Read PDF]
  • Boly M, Coleman MR, Davis MH, Hampshire A, Bor D, Moonen S, Maquet PA, Pickard JD, Laureys S, Owen M. When thoughts become action: an fMRI paradigm to study volitional brain activity in non-communicative brain injured patients. Neuroimage 2007, 36(3): 979-992. [Read PDF]
  • Owen AM, Coleman MR, Boly M, Davis MH, Laureys S, Jolles D, Pickard JD. Response to comments on “detecting awareness in the vegetative state” Science 2007; 315: 1221c [Read PDF]

    Nachev [Read PDF] and Greenberg [Read PDF] comments.


  • Owen AM, Coleman MR, Boly M, Davis MH, Laureys S. & Pickard JD. Detecting awareness in the vegetative state. Science 2006; 313: 1402. [Read PDF] [Supplementary online material]
  • Radio 4 Frontiers Programme Broadcast Wednesday 15th November 21:00-21:30

    Radio 4 presenter Peter Evans discusses work by this group into the vegetative state. [Listen again here]


  • Laureys S, Giacino JT, Schiff ND, Schabus M, Owen AM. How should functional imaging of patients with disorders of consciousness contribute to their clinical rehabilitation needs? Current Opinion in Neurology 2006; 19: 520-527.
  • Owen AM, Coleman MR, Pickard JD. Functional imaging in patients with altered consciousness. In: Latronico N, Rasulo FA, Candiani A (Ed), Brescia Anaesthesia Intensive Care Neuroscience, pp 41-48, Media Press, Italy, 2006. [Read PDF]
  • Owen AM. When thoughts become actions: functional neuroimaging in the vegetative state. Future Neurology, 2006; 1(6): 693-696.
  • Elliott L, Coleman MR, Shiel A, Wilson BA, Badwan D, Menon DK, Pickard JD. The effect of posture on levels of arousal and awareness in vegetative and minimally conscious state patients: a preliminary investigation. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 2005; 76(2): 298-299. [http://jnnp.bmj.com/cgi/reprint/76/2/298-a]
  • Owen AM, Coleman MR, Menon DK, Berry EL, Johnsrude IS, Rodd JM, Davis MH, Pickard JD. Using a hierarchical approach to investigate residual auditory cognition in persistent vegetative state. In Laureys S. (Ed). The boundaries of consciousness: neurobiology and neuropathology. Progress in Brain Research, volume 150: pp 461-476, Elsevier, London, 2005.
  • Owen AM, Coleman MR, Menon DK, Johnsrude IS, Rodd JM, Davies MH, Taylor K, Pickard JD. Residual auditory function in persistent vegetative state: a combined PET and fMRI study. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 2005; 15(3-4): 290-306.
  • Coleman MR, Menon DK, Fryer TD, Pickard JD. Neurometabolic coupling in the vegetative and minimally conscious states: preliminary findings. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 2005; 76: 432-434. [http://jnnp.bmjjournals.com/cgi/reprint/76/3/432]
  • Coleman MR (ed). The management and rehabilitation of vegetative and minimally conscious patients. Psychology Press, Hove, 2005. [Contents]
  • Crossley M, Shiel A, Wilson BA, Coleman MR, Gelling L, Fryer TD, Boniface SJ, Pickard JD. Monitoring emergence from coma following severe brain injury in an octogenarian using behavioural indicators, electrophysiological measures, and metabolic studies: a demonstration of the potential for good recovery in older adults. Brain Injury, 2005: 19(9): 729-738.
  • Pickard JD, Coleman MR, Czosnyka M. Hydrocephalus, ventriculomegaly and the vegetative state: a review. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 2005; 15(3-4): 224-236.
  • Shiel A, Wilson BA. Can behaviours observed in the early stages of recovery after traumatic brain injury predict poor outcome? Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 2005; 15(3-4): 494-502.
  • Salvador R, Suckling J, Coleman MR, Pickard JD, Menon DK, Bullmore E. Neurophysiological architecture of functional magnetic resonance images of human brain. Cerebral Cortex, 2005; 15(9): 1332-1342.

    [http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/15/9/1332]


  • Elliott L, Walker L. Rehabilitation interventions for vegetative and minimally conscious patients. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 2005; 15(3-4): 480-493.
  • Barker R. The neurological assessment of patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 2005; 15(3-4): 214-223.
  • Pickard JD, Hutchinson PJ, Coles JP. et al. Imaging of cerebral blood flow and metabolism in brain injury in the ICU. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2005; 95: 459-464.
  • Shiel A, Gelling L, Wilson B, Coleman M, Pickard JD. Difficulties in diagnosising the vegetative state. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 2004; 18(1): 5-7.
  • Laureys S, Owen AM, Schiff N. Brain function in coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state, locked-in syndrome and brain death. The Lancet Neurology, 2004; 3: 537-546.
  • Bekinschtein T, Leiguarda R, Armony J, Owen AM, Carpintiero S, Niklison J, Olmos L, Sigman L, Manes F. Emotional processing in the minimally conscious state. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 2004; 75: 788.
  • Gelling L, Shiel A, Elliott L, Owen AM, Wilson B, Menon DK, Pickard JD. Commentary of Oh H and Seo W, Sensory stimulation programme to improve recovery in comatose patients. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2003; 12: 394-404.
  • McNiven JA, Poz R, Bainbridge K, Gracey F, Wilson BA. Emotional adjustment following cognitive recovery from 'persistent vegetative state': psychological and personal perspectives. Brain Injury, 2003; 17(6): 925-933.
  • Owen AM, Menon DK, Johnsrude IS, Bor D, Scott SK, Manly T, Williams EJ, Mummery C, Pickard JD. Detecting residual cognitive function in persistent vegetative state. Neurocase, 2002; 8(5): 394-403.
  • Wilson BA, Gracey F, Bainbridge K. Cognitive recovery from 'persistent vegetative state': psychological and personal perspectives. Brain Injury, 2001; 15(12): 1083-1092.
  • Menon DK, Owen AM, Pickard JD. Cortical function in the persistent vegetative state: response to Schiff and Plum. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 1999; 3(2): 44-46.
  • Menon DK, Owen AM, Williams EJ, Minhas PS, Allen CM, Boniface SJ, Pickard JD. Cortical processing in persistent vegetative state. Lancet, 1998; 352: 200.

 

* Joint first author