Hitchcock thriller reveals busy mind in 'vegetative' man

September 15, 2014 7:06 PM

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Hitchcock thriller reveals busy mind in 'vegetative' man

Brain scans from a man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years show activity similar to that of healthy viewers.

A dozen volunteers watched Alfred Hitchcock for science while lying motionless in a magnetic-resonance scanner. Another participant, a man who has lived in a vegetative state for 16 years, showed brain activity remarkably similar to that of the healthy volunteers — suggesting that plot structure had...

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