November 14, 2012
Vegetative Patient Says, 'I'm Not in Pain'
Fergus Walsh, BBC News
A Canadian man who was believed to have been in a vegetative state for more than a decade, has been able to tell scientists that he is not in any pain.
It's the first time an uncommunicative, severely brain-injured patient has been able to give answers clinically relevant to their care.
Scott Routley, 39, was asked questions while having his brain activity scanned in an fMRI machine.
TAGGED: functional MRI, persistent vegetative state