Scientists read patient’s mind
November 13, 2012 |
Are you in pain?Imagine being conscious enough to know, but not able to say so or sign to anyone. That’s been Scott Routley’s life for more than a decade.
Now, though, scientists have managed to get some answers by quizzing him as he lies in an fMRI machine. It’s the first time a patient in a so-called persistent vegetative state has been able to ‘say’ anything about his state of health.
While it’s a pity Scott had to wait so long, at least his answer was ‘no’.
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