A spelling device for the paralysed

  title={A spelling device for the paralysed},
  author={Niels Birbaumer and Nimr Ghanayim and Thilo Hinterberger and Iver Iversen and Boris Kotchoubey and Andrea. Kuebler and Juri Perelmouter and Edward Taub and Herta Flor},
When Jean-Dominique Bauby suffered from a cortico-subcortical stroke that led to complete paralysis with totally intact sensory and cognitive functions, he described his experience in The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly as “something like a giant invisible diving-bell holds my whole body prisoner”. This horrifying condition also occurs as a consequence of a progressive neurological disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which involves progressive degeneration of all the motor neurons of the… CONTINUE READING
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