Steven Laureys



Neurologist and Clinical Professor of Liège university hospital's Neurology Department, and senior researcher at the FNRS, Steven Laureys heads the Coma Science Group within ULg’s Cyclotron research Center. The majority of his work as a researcher is dedicated to the study of alterations in consciousness in severely brain injured patients (coma, vegetative state, state of minimum consciousness, locked-in syndrome), as well as during anesthesia, sleep and hypnotic states.

200 scientific articles some of which have been published in such prestigious reviews as Science, Lancet, PNAS or Nature Review Neuroscience. In 2005, the publisher Elsevier published his book entitled The Boundaries of Consciousness. His second work (The neurology of consciousness) was published in 2008.


The winner of numerous scientific prizes, Steven Laureys is undoubtedly one of the best specialists in the world regarding the problem of altered states of consciousness.


Consult the list of publications on ORBI


See article(s) and video(s)

A new test for consciousness in ‘comatose’ patients
Altered states of consciousness: the ethics of death
An improbable dialogue
Can the brain produce memories more real than reality? (video)
Coma and disorders of consciousness
In following the scale of consciousness…
Is Cartesian dualism dead?
Measuring the state of consciousness (video)
NDEs: The final frontier?
Near death experiences (video)
The echo of consciousness
The ethics of life and death
Walled up consciousness
When consciousness persists and sends a sign
When the brain predicts...