Neuron Culture

Back from a vegetative state

FromMind Hacks:

We’ve reported before on brain imaging research that shows brain activity in those in a ‘persistent vegetative state’. What I didn’t know until today was that one subject in this research, Kate, has since woken up. This YouTube video tells Kate’s story:

Sometimes firm ground proves to be slippery.


  1. #1 speedwell
    March 6, 2009

    But she had a brain that looked like a brain and was otherwise brain-like, right, not a mass of goo?

  2. #2 Mike
    March 6, 2009

    See David, if you post stuff like this you risk upsetting the pro-choicers. Can’t we all just have the comfortable illusion that anyone who can’t talk isn’t alive?

  3. Human’s brain is unbelievable. For example, in medical science you can’t say that someone is dead even if their heart is not beating but there are still impulses emited by brain. Kate is not the only person who amazed those, who had already losted their faith in human natural-inborn ability to stay alive and kicking.

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