paralysed-author.jpgPatients who are conscious but almost entirely paralyzed, unable to move or speak, could be aided by French research that reads their brain activity to help them communicate.

 suffered “locked-in syndrome” when he woke up from a coma caused by a massive stroke to find his mental faculties intact, but body useless. He could only blink.

Despite this he managed to write a memoir entitled The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to give the world a rare glimpse into the internal lives of the locked-in.

(See video or read more at BBC)

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