by Piter Kehoma Boll
Now a group of scientists measured glucose metabolism in brains in a resting state from coma patients in order to determine the mean metabolic activity and used this value to predict whether a patient in a comatose state would eventually regain consciousness.The results indicate that the brain needs a minimum of 42% of normal metabolic activity in one of the hemispheres (the less injured one) in order to garantee consciousness recovery. And what is life, the universe and everything if not a consequence of our consciousness?
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Stender, J., Mortensen, K., Thibaut, A., Darkner, S., Laureys, S., Gjedde, A., & Kupers, R. (2016). The Minimal Energetic Requirement of Sustained Awareness after Brain Injury Current Biology DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.024