Coma Man Discovered to be Conscious for 23 Years

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An amazing story from the Guardian:

For 23 years Rom Houben was trapped in his own body, unable to communicate with his doctors or family. They presumed he was in a vegetative state following a near-fatal car crash in 1983.

But
then doctors used a state-of-the-art scanning system on the brain of
the martial arts enthusiast, which showed it was functioning almost
normally.