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"Vegetative State" Patients Can Communicate 347

Posted by samzenpus
from the hello-in-there dept.
Kittenman writes "The BBC is carrying a story about researchers in the UK and Belgium who can detect the thinking processes within a patient previously thought to be in a vegetative state. The researchers ask the patient verbally to think in certain ways to indicate a 'yes', in other ways to indicate a 'no' — and have successfully communicated with 4 out of 23 patients previously thought to be in a coma."
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"Vegetative State" Patients Can Communicate

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