Brain Alive in a Vegetative State?

How much do we assume because of appearances?
A stroke patient may not be speaking. Is the mind empty?
An autistic person may not be speaking and does odd things. Is the mind empty?
A person with locked-in syndrome can’t move. Is the mind empty?

Who gets to decide if a person who is locked internally is thinking or not? Is it the geniuses at ASHA or the Lovaas Institute or in the university or clinics? How can a trapped mind communicate intelligence if the presumption is that the intelligence is compromised?

And what about the “brain dead” in vegetative states? Now new evidence indicates that 1 in 10 have consciousness. It’s my opinion that the brain is vast and its thoughts unknowable by mere external observation.
Not talking is not the same as not thinking.

One response to “Brain Alive in a Vegetative State?

  1. Justice Killebrew

    Hi Ido,
    It’s Justice. J for short. We met at your book signing last year with Vana
    Thiero. Your findings are remarkable. I appreciate your writings. I hope we can get together this summer and have dialogue about a lot of things that are on my heart. Please respond

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