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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