Are Brain-Dead Patients Able To Signal With Their Brains?

 

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The answers that proved a road accident victim was not in a ‘vegetative state’

If it’s true that some brain damaged patients are actually capable of communicating with their brains, even though there are no movements made by their bodies, wouldn’t that make “right to die” issues so much more complicated?  But I’m jumping ahead here… Let me share the research and let you come to your own conclusions….

 

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Invention Allows Pregnant Women to Hold Models of Their Unborn Babies

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A Model of the Inside

Pregnant women are being given the chance to hold life-size models of their unborn babies, thanks to an invention that converts data from ultrasound and MRI scans.

Jorge Lopes, a Brazilian designer, uses 3-D printing technology to create the plaster models, which go on show today at an exhibition at the Royal College of Art in London.

But the invention has already attracted the attention of medical experts. “For doctors this is a fantastic development and it is absolutely unique,” said Stuart Campbell, head of obstetrics and gynaecology at King’s College London and a pioneer of the use of ultrasound diagnosis in the 1980s…

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tDCS Helps Repair Brain Damaged By Stroke

tDCS Helps Repair Brain Damaged By Stroke

Mild noninvasive electrical current to brain could help stroke patients 

A simple, inexpensive device that delivers electrical current to the brain noninvasively could help stroke patients recover lost motor ability. According to a new study, the treatment–transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)–in combination with occupational therapy boosted recovery better than either treatment on its own.

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Alcohol Goes To Your Head In Six Minutes

Alcohol Goes To Your Head In Six Minutes

Drinking alcohol goes to your head fast 

For the first time, researchers have proved the rapid changes that drinking alcohol causes in human brain cells.

Previous tests on how alcohol affects the brain have only been done on animals.  Scientists set out to test the well-known saying that just one drink can quickly go to your head.

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Can You Meditate Your Way To A Bigger Brain?

Can You Meditate Your Way To A Bigger Brain?

Meditate your way to a bigger brain 

Push-ups, crunches and gyms are fine for building bigger muscles and stronger bones. But can you meditate your way to a bigger brain?

The answer is yes, as a new study has established that certain regions in the brains of those meditating long-term were larger than in a similar group.

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Pictures Reveal Shocking Effects Alcohol, Cigarettes and Caffeine Have On The Brain

Pictures Reveal Shocking Effects Alcohol, Cigarettes and Caffeine On The Brain

Caffeine is widely seen as relatively harmless – but these drastic images will make even habitual coffee drinkers rethink 

What exactly are you doing to your brain when you drink alcohol or coffee? If you think they can’t be doing much harm, the pictures after the jump may come as a shock. (Pics)

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Scientists Use Own Children As Test Subjects

Scientists Use Own Children As Test Subjects 

Even before his son was born, Pawan Sinha saw unique potential.  At a birthing class, Dr. Sinha, a neuroscience professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, stunned everyone, including his wife, by saying he was excited about the baby’s birth “because I really want to study him and do experiments with him.” He did, too, strapping a camera on baby Darius’s head, recording what he looked at.

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