The paper starts by analyzing recent advancements in neurotechnological assessment of residual consciousness
in patients with disorders of consciousness
and in neurotechnology-mediated communication with them. Ethical issues arising from these developments are described, with particular focus on informed consent. Against this background, we argue for the necessity of further scientific efforts ... [Show full abstract] and ethical reflection in neurotechnological assessment of consciousness and ‘cerebral communication’ with verbally non-communicative patients.