Thursday, February 04, 2010

MRI shows some vegitative people are aware

Whoa, now this is just scary! A man presumed to be in a vegetative state for five years has responded to questions--but his responses are only visible on an MRI!

In other words, he is not really a "vegetable." He is to some degree aware of his surroundings. He is trapped in there! Not only that, but there are others like him. Read the story on CNN.

1 comment:

professor ed said...

To bad we didn't have this technology available for Terri Schiavo and/or Karen Ann Quinlin. Frankly the thought of being in a presumed "vegatative state" yet,as now determined, still offering some possible communication response is, frankly speaking, TOTAL HELL on earth! In a lighter vain, it's like being sick with lockjaw!