Brain imaging enabled four severely “locked-in” patients — all conscious and aware but unable to communicate — to answer yes-and-no questions, researchers report.
One patient, at the request of his family, was asked whether he’d allow his daughter to marry her boyfriend. Nine out of 10 times, he said no, the researchers said. Read more here.
Source: Dotinga, Randy. “Brain scans let “locked in” ALS patients communicate.” CBS News. 1 February 2017. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/brain-scans-let-locked-in-als-patients-communicate/