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Kate Allatt Interviewed On Victoria Derbyshire About Today’s Locked In Syndrome Breakthrough

February 1, 2017

A woman who had “locked-in” syndrome after a stroke in 2010 feared doctors would turn off her life support machine because they wrongly believed she was vegetative.

Victoria Derbyshire speaks to Kate Allatt, in the wake of a scientific breakthrough which has enabled patients with no control over their body to communicate by using their brain signals.

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  1. February 2, 2017 12:10 am

    Preliminary. Not “Breakthrough”

    “This is the first time statistically significant results were found in CLIS subjects with a BCI. However, I think the results should be considered preliminary. There were only four (FOUR) subjects, and the results are only modestly above chance. Outcomes varied from 60-70% and there did not appear to be a significant learning curve.”

    Flip a coin just four times, would you think it amazing if you got 75% heads.

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