Giving the 'unconscious' a voice

 作者:商茱墩     |      日期:2019-03-08 04:08:01
By Celeste Biever Editorial: In conversation with ‘vegetative’ patients THE inner voice of people who appear unconscious can now be heard. For the first time, researchers have struck up a conversation with a man diagnosed as being in a vegetative state. All they had to do was monitor how his brain responded to specific questions. This means that it may now be possible to give some individuals in the same state a degree of autonomy. “They can now have some involvement in their destiny,” says Adrian Owen of the University of Cambridge,