Combination of Biomedical Techniques and Paradigms to Improve Prognostications for Disorders of Consciousness

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This Research Highlight was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31870984).

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Song, M., He, J., Yang, Y. et al. Combination of Biomedical Techniques and Paradigms to Improve Prognostications for Disorders of Consciousness. Neurosci. Bull. 37, 1082–1084 (2021).

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