Complete Locked-In State (CLIS) is probably the most terrifying of medical conditions to contemplate. In CLIS, patients with fully functional brains are trapped in bodies that they have no control over whatsoever, and have no means to contact the outside world despite being fully aware of what’s happening around them. Now a team led by neuroscientist Niels Birbaumer at the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva has found a way to connect the brains of CLIS patients to a computer that allows them to answer simple yes/no questions.
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