Monday, July 2, 2012

Tutorial 7: Laban, Hasegawa, and Ashkan

Monday, July 2 2012 13:30 - 16:30 @ Old Ship Hotel

Tutorial 7: “Neurosurgery and its role in the study of consciousness"

James Laban (Department of Neurosurgery, St. George’s Hospital, London)
Harutomo Hasegawa (Department of Neurosurgery, King’s College Hospital, London)
Keyoumars Ashkan (Department of Neurosurgery, King’s College Hospital, London)


Clinical neurosurgery has historically played an important role in the development of neuroscience and the science of consciousness. This tutorial is an introduction to the scope of contemporary neurosurgical practice, modern neurosurgical techniques and their relevance to consciousness research in the 21st century.

Tutorial Outline:
1. Introduction
2. Historical aspects
3. Overview of neurosurgical conditions related to the study of consciousness
a. Head injury
b. Brain tumours
c. Stroke
d. Functional
e. Epilepsy
4. Surgical techniques
a. Assessment of impaired states of consciousness
b. Awake craniotomy
c. Functional – Deep Brain Stimulation
d. Epilepsy surgery
5. Open discussion
6. Summary

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