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Power to the Paralyzed

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Science  24 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5606, pp. 497
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5606.497

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In an unpublished study, although three-quarters of the 76 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients interviewed had some depressive symptoms, as a group they were significantly less depressed than patients diagnosed with major depression. Access to brain-computer interfaces to improve communication could improve their quality of life even further.