Thursday, February 4, 2010

Patients In 'Vegetative' State Can Think And Communicate

'Vegetative state' brain scan images:: the fMRI images which were
used as part of the study by Dr Adrian Owen

From The Telegraph:

Patients left in a “vegetative” state after suffering devastating brain damage are able to understand and communicate, groundbreaking research suggests.

Experts using brain scans have discovered for the first time that the victims, who show no outward signs of awareness, can not only comprehend what people are saying to them but also answer simple questions.

They were able to give yes or no responses to simple biographical questions.

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