Photos of Marilyn Help Paralysed Patients

“People with a rare disorder that paralyzes all muscles except their eyes may one day communicate through computer images because of research using photos of┬áMarilyn Monroe and Josh Brolin.

In an experiment, 12 neurosurgery patients had electrodes implanted to measure how often neurons fired in their brains. When shown fuzzy computer images of both actors, they were able to bring the ones of Monroe into sharper focus by concentrating on them, according to research published in the journal Nature.”

San Francisco Chronicle

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