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Breakthrough gadget converts thoughts into speech

Breakthrough gadget converts thoughts into speech
Daily Mail

Being trapped inside your mind with no control over your body would be terrifying, and, unfortunately, it does happen to some people. It's something called "locked-in syndrome" and is very often confused with a true vegetative state.

The main difference between locked-in syndrome and a vegetative state is that people in a vegetative state have no brain activity. Patients that suffer from locked-in syndrome have fully functioning brains and are aware of their surroundings, but they're literally locked inside their own body and unable to communicate. Until now.

Scientists have discovered a way to tell the difference between patients in a vegetative state and those with locked-in syndrome, and even a way for them to communicate to their loved ones.

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