Breakthrough as man who spent 15 YEARS in a vegetative state sheds tears, smiles and shows signs of being conscious after being given an electronic implant



A man who spent 15 years in a vegetative state has shed tears for the first time following an electronic implant.
The 35-year-old, left severely brain damaged by a car crash, had shown minimal signs he was aware of the outside world following the accident.
But following an electrical stimulus to a nerve attached to his brain, he was able to smile and appeared to cry listening to a favourite song. For the first time, the unnamed patient was able to follow a moving object with his eyes and turn his head on request.
It had been believed someone in a vegetative state for more than a year could... read more

 
26 September 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 39
Source: Daily Mail
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