School of Computing

Selected Publications

A full list is available on Google Scholar and the Kent Academic Repository.






  • Chennu, S., Finoia, P., Kamau, E., Allanson, J., Williams, G. B., Monti, M. M., Noreika, V., Arnatkeviciute, A., Canales-Johnson, A. S., Olivares, F., Cabezas-Soto, D., Menon, D. K., Pickard, J. D., Owen, A. M. & Bekinschtein, T. A. 2014. Spectral signatures of reorganised brain networks in disorders of consciousness. PLOS Computational Biology, 10(10), e1003887. PDF

    This article shows that the rich and diversely connected networks that support awareness in the healthy brain are typically – but importantly, not always – impaired in patients in a vegetative state. Some patients had well-preserved brain networks that looked similar to those of healthy adults – these patients were those who had shown signs of hidden awareness by following commands like imagining playing tennis in an MRI scanner.

    Brain networks in two behaviourally similar vegetative patients (left and middle), but one of whom imagined playing tennis (middle panel), alongside a healthy adult (right panel).




  • Cruse, D., Chennu, S., Chatelle, C., Bekinschtein, T. A., Fernández-Espejo, D., Pickard, J. D., Laureys, S. & Owen, A. M. 2011. Bedside detection of awareness in the vegetative state: a cohort study. The Lancet, 378(9809), 2088-2094. PDF

    The research described in this article used EEG to show that some patients in the vegetative state might possess some form of covert awareness.

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