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Ken Morley
Canadian in 'vegetative state' communicates to scientists - http://www.cbc.ca/news...
Canadian in 'vegetative state' communicates to scientists
"The common wisdom that people in a 'vegetative state' cannot be reached may need to be rethought after researchers in London, Ont., have shown otherwise in the case of Canadian Scott Routley. He suffered a severe brain injury in a car accident 12 years ago. Traditional assessments suggested he had no sign of awareness, or ability to communicate. Traditional medical assessments suggested that Scott Routley had no sign of awareness but he was able to communicate responses to yes or no questions in a specialized brain scanner. Traditional medical assessments suggested that Scott Routley had no sign of awareness but he was able to communicate responses to yes or no questions in a specialized brain scanner. But Routley, 39, was able to provide answers to questions — such as saying he wasn't in pain — while having his brain activity scanned in a functional MRI scanner, researchers say." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet