Media Coverage

Ultrasound & consciousness

Our ultrasound work discussed in a Nature outlook feature article and in an LA Times special:

Frankenswine & the porking dead

Dr Monti quoted in various outlets trying to put in perspective the provocative finding of Vrselja et al: Restoration of brain circulation and cellular functions hours post-mortem

Keanu Reeves and consciousness

Using ultrasounds to ‘jump-start’ the brain after coma


Brain death diagnosis

Residual brain function and consciousness in patients with a VS diagnosis (2015)

Brain function during loss of consciousness (2013)

Press release

In terms of brain function, the difference between being conscious and unconscious is a bit like the difference between driving from Los Angeles to New York in a straight line versus having to cover the same route hopping on and off several buses that force you to take a ‘zig-zag’ route and stop in several places,” said lead study author Martin Monti, an assistant professor of psychology and neurosurgery at UCLA

Ariel Sharon’s fMRI scan (2013):

Language & Thought: algebra versus language

About “brain reading”:

Vegetative state:

General Interviews: