Man in Supposed Vegetative State Communicates

Scott Routley hasn't spoken or even followed family members with his eyes since his car accident 12 years ago. But he managed to indicate to doctors this spring that he was not in pain. And he did it by imagining his playing tennis as researchers watched for certain areas of his brain scan to light up during an fMRI, something he and neuroscientist Adrian Owen worked out as a signal for "no" over a series of sessions. The breakthrough technique proved Routley isn't in a vegetative state, as...Full Story
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