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‘Vegetative State’ Patients Can Communicate

February 4th, 2010 02:59 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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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