9.07.2006

The Comatose Body May Hide a Rich Inner Life
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Here is a fascinating look at the brain of a woman presumed to be in a non-recoverable coma and with no consciousness. The 23-year old was in a car accident and eventually assumed a normal pattern of sleep and wakefulness while not responding to any stimuli.

However, when the patient was asked to remember playing tennis while being examined by MRI - areas of the brain lit up - just as if she were completely conscious.



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