Human consciousness is supported by dynamic complex patterns of brain signal coordination: distinct brain patterns sustain conscious states

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Human consciousness is supported by dynamic complex patterns of brain signal coordination : distinct brain patterns sustain conscious states. / Demertzi, Athena; Tagliazucchi, Enzo; Dehaene, Stanislas; Deco, Gustavo; Barttfeld, Pablo; Raimondo, Federico; Martial, Charlotte; Fernandez-Espejo, Davinia; Rohaut, Benjamin; Voss, Henning; Schiff, Nicholas; Owen, Adrian; Laureys, Steven; Naccache, Lionel; Sitt, Jacobo.

In: Science Advances, Vol. 5, No. 2, eaat7603, 06.02.2019, p. eaat7603.

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Demertzi, A, Tagliazucchi, E, Dehaene, S, Deco, G, Barttfeld, P, Raimondo, F, Martial, C, Fernandez-Espejo, D, Rohaut, B, Voss, H, Schiff, N, Owen, A, Laureys, S, Naccache, L & Sitt, J 2019, 'Human consciousness is supported by dynamic complex patterns of brain signal coordination: distinct brain patterns sustain conscious states', Science Advances, vol. 5, no. 2, eaat7603, pp. eaat7603. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aat7603

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Demertzi, A., Tagliazucchi, E., Dehaene, S., Deco, G., Barttfeld, P., Raimondo, F., ... Sitt, J. (2019). Human consciousness is supported by dynamic complex patterns of brain signal coordination: distinct brain patterns sustain conscious states. Science Advances, 5(2), eaat7603. [eaat7603]. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aat7603

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Demertzi, Athena ; Tagliazucchi, Enzo ; Dehaene, Stanislas ; Deco, Gustavo ; Barttfeld, Pablo ; Raimondo, Federico ; Martial, Charlotte ; Fernandez-Espejo, Davinia ; Rohaut, Benjamin ; Voss, Henning ; Schiff, Nicholas ; Owen, Adrian ; Laureys, Steven ; Naccache, Lionel ; Sitt, Jacobo. / Human consciousness is supported by dynamic complex patterns of brain signal coordination : distinct brain patterns sustain conscious states. In: Science Advances. 2019 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. eaat7603.

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