Researchers at the University of Cambridge and in Belgium have developed a new brain scanning method that allows them to communicate with people in a vegetative state.
The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that scans can detect signs of awareness in patients thought to be closed off from the world.
It tops today’s discussion with The Current’s Mary Lucia. But, of course, it never stops there.
Listen Featured Audio
You can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or by going here.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company. Previously, he was an editor at the RKO Radio network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He was the founder of MPR News’ website.