They’ve found a way to communicate with them, and their lives may not be the living nightmare we’ve imagined:
“One of the most surprising outcomes of this study is that these patients reported being ‘happy’ despite being physically locked-in and incapable of expressing themselves on a day-to-day basis, suggesting that our preconceived notions about what we might think if the worst was to happen are false. Indeed, previous research has shown that most locked-in patients are actually reasonably satisfied with their quality of life,” he added.
Two pieces of good news in one. The human brain is an amazing, almost incomprehensible thing.