New study looks at 'inverse zombies'
Hospital medicine takes a pretty crude approach to consciousness. You're considered mentally AWOL if you don't respond to simple commands or physical prodding. But studies of post-operative patients have found that many of them recall having dreamt during anaesthesia. And in some disturbing cases they've even felt pain or heard the surgeons talking.
Read about a new study the phenomenon of 'inverse zombies' on our Research Digest.