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Experiential Recall of Coma Imagery

  • Virginia Johnson


Coma imagery is coded into memory during an altered state which is assessed neurologically on the basis of responses known to be impaired in the deeply unconscious patient. Such factors as context-awareness, time-binding, predictability, sensorimotor perception, information-processing, cognitive memory, assessment and interpretation, communication, and voluntary behavior are only a few of the CNS activities adversely affected by coma. Motor responses may be absent, or nearly so; muscle tone rigid or flaccid; eye movements and pupillary reactions are abnormal or may not occur at all; breathing may be shallow or labored, or stop altogether, requiring emergency procedures; and the patient does not respond appropriately to attempts to communicate verbally with him (Cartlidge, 1979).


Deep Coma Retrograde Amnesia Altered State Deep State Comatose State 
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  • Virginia Johnson
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  1. 1.Los AngelesUSA

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