Project Details


With advances in medical technology new prognostic tools become available to distinguish states of consciousness in unresponsive patients. Borne from a desire to enhance the treatment and rehabilitation of such patients, such advances, however, hold ethical implications for what constitutes personhood.
Grounded in anthropological fieldwork of an experimental fMRI protocol, this project traces uncertainties of prognostics between scientific and clinical reasoning, as a study of knowledge relationality. This will inform conversations on being human and add insights into how uncertainties of potential and personhood are negotiated in search of unambiguous signs of consciousness.
Effective start/end date01/04/201901/04/2022


  • Carlsberg Foundation: DKK2,897,000.00


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