Interviews

Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Assessing quality of life Quality of life is an important concept when interacting with patients. While most people assume that quality of life must be poor for patients with locked-in syndrome, Dr. Birbaumer challenges these assumptions and tries to answer this basic... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:04:12
Communicating with a locked in patient A brain–computer interface (BCI) is often viewed as a possible path to communicate with totally locked in patients. However, Dr. Birbaumer points out that prolonged complete paralysis might cause the extinction of volitional thinking due to the... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:03:06
Ethical implications Dr. Niels Birbaumer discusses the ethical decisions that face patients, caregivers, and medical personnel when dealing with extreme situations like end stages of cancer or complete paralysis of the body. Decisions such as accepting or withholding... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:07:03
Movement restoration after stroke Stroke patients often lose the ability to control parts of their body. Dr. Birbaumer discusses how science and technology have been working together to help such patients regain control of their limbs. His research with brain-computer interfaces (... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:08:02
Prevalence of locked-in syndrom Locked-in syndrome is a neurological disorder in which the patient is conscious but is unable to move or verbally communicate due to complete paralysis of the body. Dr. Niels Birbaumer explains that although the total number of cases is not known... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:02:57