More dead than dead: perceptions of persons in the persistent vegetative state.

@article{Gray2011MoreDT,
  title={More dead than dead: perceptions of persons in the persistent vegetative state.},
  author={K. M. Gray and T Anne Knickman and Daniel M. Wegner},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2011},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={275-80}
}
Patients in persistent vegetative state (PVS) may be biologically alive, but these experiments indicate that people see PVS as a state curiously more dead than dead. Experiment 1 found that PVS patients were perceived to have less mental capacity than the dead. Experiment 2 explained this effect as an outgrowth of afterlife beliefs, and the tendency to… CONTINUE READING