In Algo Podcast Episode 29, Marcello Massimini and Amjad Hussain discuss Disorders of Consciousness.

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0:00 Episode Preview
2:56 Introduction
3:08 Prototype Testing – radar of protecting consciousness in challenging conditions
6:32 Spectrum of disorders of consciousness
8:22 Coma
9:22 Activating systems
13:01 What happens after coma
14:18 Unresponsive wakefulness
16:13 Assessing consciousness after coma
22:32 Combining PCI method with other methods
24:46 Measuring brain metabolism
26:46 Sizing Up Consciousness
28:13 Mystery of falling asleep
31:44 Sensory information during active & silent periods
32:43 Universe of Consciousness & exchange of information within the brain
36:27 Combining TMS & EEG
37:57 Integrated Information Theory (IIT)
41:09 Link between consciousness & complexity
44:12 IIT starts from consciousness
46:08 Structure of experience
47:22 Making an inference of physical world
50:44 Bringing artificial consciousness into AI
52:04 Neurotransmitters that wake people up
53:58 Repairing neuron structures
56:39 Sleep like low-complexity states
58:10 Removing parts of the cortex & functionality
1:02:37 Intelligence that comes from cerebellum
1:03:44 Front structures of brain
1:05:55 Building conscious machines
1:08:40 Activation switch integration with the cerebellum
1:10:41 Intrinsic existence & reciprocal interactions
1:11:54 Input-output relationships
1:15:34 Consciousness respect to other living creatures
1:21:48 Anesthesia
1:26:14 Hallucinations
1:29:22 Marcello’s Research Priorities
1:32:16 Collaboration with research community
1:34:33 Problems with short-term research
1:39:09 Getting in touch with Marcello & investing

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portrait of Amjad Hussain, one of the author for Algo podcast and the CEO of Algo


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