A severely brain-damaged woman in an unresponsive, vegetative state showed clear signs of conscious awareness on brain imaging tests, researchers are reporting today, in a finding that could have far-reaching consequences for how unconscious patients are cared for and diagnosed.The term and the condition "vegtative state" may turn out to be entirely bogus.
In response to commands, the patient’s brain flared with activity, lighting the same language and planning regions that are active when healthy people hear the commands. Previous studies had found similar activity in partly conscious patients, who occasionally respond to commands, but never before in someone who was totally unresponsive.
AND IT MAKES ME WONDER:
WHAT WAS TERRI THINKING AND FEELING AS THEY STARVED HER TO DEATH?
WHAT WOULD TERRI'S BRAIN-IMAGING TESTS HAVE SHOWN?We'll never know. Her estranged and very Left-wing husband made sure of that.