‘Booting up’ the brain after anaesthesia › News in Science ABC Science

The way the brain “boots up” from anaesthesia has been detailed in a new paper that shows the return to consciousness is a staged journey rather than a direct leap.The findings, published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could have implications for bringing people out of coma, and improve monitoring of patients under anaesthetic.Senior author Assistant Professor Alex Proekt, at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, likens the return to consciousness to re-booting a computer.

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