Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders
Disorders of consciousness
Cognitive-motor dissociation (CMD) describes a condition wherein patients thought to be in a vegetative or minimally conscious state are found to have covert consciousness, as detected by functional neuroimaging or electrophysiological studies. These methods may indicate consciousness through neural correlates, surrogates, or proxies in patients without behavioral evidence of consciousness owing to loss of appropriate motor function.
Oct. 11, 2020