Karen Quinlan

Mark Mattson mpm at seqanal.mi.uky.edu
Tue Jul 12 07:28:28 EST 1994


Richard Ottolini (stgprao at st.unocal.COM) wrote:
: There are some intances of paralyzed consciousness.
: If there is too little anesthesia in an operation,
: some patients claim to be conscious, but completely
: paralyzed.  Some victims of Gileen Barres Syndrome (sp?)
: claim to have been conscious and completely
: immobilized.

 
Yes, but doesn't this mean that -- despite motor paralysis --  the patient 
(or victim) is aware of SENSATIONS being received?  Saidel's comparison to 
sensory deprivation chambers is a good one.

Steven W. Barger, Ph.D.
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
 



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