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.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was VP of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Co. He was an editor at the RKO Radio Network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website. He is a private pilot and flies an airplane he built.