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Thursday, August 16, 2007

How Totally Paralyzed People Communicate

File under: Stop your whining.

How would you communicate if your brain were fully active yet your body so fully paralyzed that you couldn't even blink your eyes? Check out this story:

[W]alking past an electronics store one day, Birbaumer's colleague Barbara Wilhelm spotted a medical device for measuring the pH of saliva, and had an idea. They trained the woman to change the acidity of her spit by imagining either the taste of lemon, or the taste of milk. She learned to push the pH one way to say "yes", the other to say "no".
And I'm sitting here at work pissed off about a printer error.

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