After brain injury, patients may experience disorders of consciousness (DOC) ranging from a decreased awareness of their surroundings to complete unconsciousness in a coma. John Whyte, MD, PhD, has made important contributions to our understanding and treatment of patients with disorders of consciousness through his research at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI). Dr. Whyte is an Institute Scientist Emeritus and the former Director of MRRI, and his research on DOC has helped improve clinical care for patients with DOC. He was featured in a recent article from MIT Technology Review exploring what we know about the capabilities and the limits of minimally conscious brains.
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