Imagine a world in which the comatose could speak: Stroke victims, or those suffering from aphasia or locked-in syndrome, could communicate with those around them. A world in which the police and the courts could read your mind, and your partner was privy to your innermost thoughts.
Science fiction? Well maybe, but research published in the Journal PLoS Biology today, takes us on the first tentative steps down that road.
Take a look here.