Thursday, February 4, 2010

An amazing article in today's Washington Post

Just read this article in The Washington Post about a study of brain activity in patients in a vegetative state. It's really amazing. Using brain scans, scientists were able to communicate with patients who had been declared completely unresponsive, and even had one patient answer questions by having him think of certain activities that cause certain parts of the brain to light up.
Amazing. And sad. And should make us rethink the idea of being declared "unresponsive."

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