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New tool peeks into brain to measure consciousness

November 7, 2013
LAURAN NEERGAARD - AP Medical Writer , Associated Press

WASHINGTON - When people have a brain injury so severe that they can't squeeze a loved one's hand or otherwise respond, there are few good ways to tell if they have any lingering awareness or are in a vegetative state. Now researchers have created a tool to peek inside the brain and measure varying levels of consciousness.

 
 

 

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