Tuesday, Dec. 08, 2009

The Silent Scream

"I was shouting, but no one could hear me."

Rom Houben, a Belgian man who after becoming paralyzed in a car crash was mistakenly presumed to be in a coma for 23 years. A July journal article revealed that doctors, using new scanning techniques, had discovered in 2006 that Houben, who could not speak, had normal brain function. He now communicates using a special keyboard