Neurological Rescue Mission Communicating with Those Trapped within Their Brains

Neurologists are employing brain electrodes to try to establish contact with people in vegetative and minimally conscious states. This could be the last hope for Belgian Rom Houben, who has been trapped in his own body for 23 years. Attempts to let him communicate by means of a keyboard have failed.
Photo Gallery: Racing to Help the Trapped
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Photo Gallery: Racing to Help the Trapped