Recovery from a coma, your
experiences of consciousness.
Megan Macqueen from Touch Poductions in Bath has been put in touch with us
by Dr Srivas Chennu, a neuroscientist researcher at Cambridge.
She's working on a large-scale 3D television production about the human
body for a specialised 3D channel called 3net - its part of Discovery and Sony
Its a very celebratory documentary looking on a basic level at how parts of
the body work, but also how scientists and doctors are trying to unravel the way
the body's mechanisms work and use them to help it - a bionic arm in the US for
example that links with the remaining limb's nerve signals to give a much more
fluid and controlled movement, or minimally invasive surgery which means the
body can heal a lot quicker.
However she is also keen to look at the less tangible aspects of what it
means to be human, and would like to be able to talk about consciousness and the
questions that remain to be answered; what it is, whether you can measure it,
what it even means. She will be filming with researchers at Addenbrooke's and
Cambridge University to answer these questions, and look at ways of measuring
brain activity to see if patients are actually more aware than they seem.
She is looking to inverview someone from the UK who has recovered from a
coma who can tell her about their experiences of being aware or conscious to a
certain degree while they were in a coma.
If you feel that you may be able to help in this research then please