In the wake of the governor of Florida’s decision to reinstate food and fluids for a woman in a persistent vegetative state, a panel discusses how consciousness is measured and how the brain is affected by severe trauma.

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  • Dr. Sherwin Nuland clinical professor of surgery at Yale University
  • Dr. Richard Restak neuro-psychiatrist and clinical professor of neurology at George Washington University Medical Center and author of 13 books about the brain, including "Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot."

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