Electrode Implants Boost Brain-Crippled Patient

“Before his injury, the man—whose identity was not disclosed—loved to draw, collected comic books and fancied movies about superheroes.
He was attacked and robbed in 1999.
“His skull was completely crushed and he was left for dead,” his mother told reporters in a telephone briefing. He spent the next five years in a nursing home with no hope of recovery. He would occasionally mouth the word yes or no, but could not communicate reliably or eat on his own.
His parents agreed to try the experimental treatment in August 2005, and doctors saw immediate results.
He was alert and could move his head to follow voices.
He can now drink from a cup, recall and speak 16 words, and watch a movie”….. <More> 

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