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Amazing: EEG detects awareness in patients in vegetative state

The New York Times reports, “Three severely brain-injured people thought to be in an irreversible ‘vegetative’ state showed signs of full consciousness when tested with a relatively inexpensive and commonly used method of measuring brain waves,” according to a study published … Continue reading

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Vegetative patient “talks” using brain waves

According to a report in Reuters,  man in a deeply unconscious state for five years has been able to communicate with doctors using just his thoughts in a study scientists say is a “game changer” for care of vegetative state … Continue reading

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Brain scans of patients in vegetative state reveal some activity

A stunning new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that many “patients in a vegetative state … are more conscious than previously believed. They showed brain activity when questioned about familiar names or given instructions.” In … Continue reading

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