Assessing language function in those with traumatic disorders of consciousness by EEG

Takeaway

  • Automated classifier electroencephalography (EEG) methods can aid in identifying people with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) with preserved language function.

Why this matters

    Behavioral assessment of language function in people with disorders of consciousness such as TBI is complicated by motor impairment, ventilation, sedation and other common confounding factors; EEG methods could be a feasible alternative.