Olivia Gosseries

Olivia Gosseries, PhD, is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the laboratory of Pr G. Tononi (Centre for Sleep and Consciousness) and in the laboratory of Pr B. Postle,in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently works with high-density electroencephaligraphy (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and functional MRI during working memory and during sleep. She works since 2006 in the field of disorders of consciousness such as coma, vegetative/unresponsive state, and minimally conscious state under the mentorship of Pr Steven Laureys. In her previous work, she applied various neuroimaging techniques to better differentiate between conscious and unconscious states, to assess prognosis and therapeutic treatments. After finishing her post-doctoral research in the USA, she will continue her research in post-comatose patients at the Coma Science Group at the University of Liege, Belgium.

Current activities also include being the editor (with G. Tononi and S, Laureys) of the second edition of the Neurology of Consciousness, Elsevier that will be out in Octobre 2015, reviewing articles for scientific journals such as Human Brain Mapping, Brain Injury, Rehabilitation and Neural Repair, Brain stimulation, JAMA psychiatry, supervising PhD students, and being the national leader for an European project on “the links united for coma awakening” where we are organizing an awakening day in July 2015 (with the hope to be able to do an international day of coma in the following years).