Is a vegetative brain alive?

It looks like some medical books will be redrafted.  A patient who woke from a coma a decade ago and has been vegetative ever since, has now communicated with carers through brain imaging.  It’s the first time an uncommunicative, severely brain-injured patient has been able to give “answers” clinically relevant to their care.

It will be interesting to see if Peter Singer has comments.

BBC: Vegetative patient: ‘I’m not in pain’

Thousands of Gaza residents poured on to the streets to celebrate.
The Old Lie: dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

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