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  1. Neurological Scanning Helps “Locked-In” Patients Communicate

    Trapped in your own body, unable to move, communicate or let anyone know that you’re conscious. This experience is increasingly common thanks to modern medicine, which can keep people alive after catastrophic brain injuries, albeit in a persistent vegetative state. But an international team of neurologists is trying to help, using advanced brain-imaging technologies to locate brain activity and read the thoughts of those who are conscious but cannot speak. While the technology is still in development, the team believes it has the potential to free up to 20 percent of coma patients from the scariest kind of prison.

    Source: Mosaic Science

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