Coma Patient Awakes

It’s strange – I get the feeling we’re supposed to be uplifted and amazed by the wonders of technology and our own abilities with this story of how a man has awoken from a persistant vegetative state with the help of electrodes to the brain.

Whilst it does somewhat validate some of my own pet theories about the brain and the nature of our own existance, this story saddens me.  They’ve managed to wake him up, but is it still him? So much was damaged in the attack and since, it makes me wonder if it’s any achievement at all.

Brain electrodes help man speak again – Yahoo! News

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