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Doctors will return people to a life of electric

August 6 2007
16:51

American scientists have found that electrical impulses are able to "wake up" the human brain and bring it back to a life of almost unconsciousness.

After deep brain electrical stimulation 38-year-old patient was able to talk again, gestures, chew, swallow and drink from a cup.

Prior to stimulation, which doctors have carried out through the implanted electrodes into the brain, he could barely move his eyes and fingers. However, doctors say that it is necessary to study carefully the possibility of electrical stimulation, to understand how patients, this method can help.

Deep brain stimulation is already used in the treatment of tremor caused by Parkinson's disease.

To implement this procedure, you need a jeweler's precision implanting electrodes in a very specific parts of the brain. Reports Trud.

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