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Why Won't God Heal Mutes?
« on: November 22, 2008, 04:48:33 PM »
Brain implant allows mute man to speak

21 November 2008

An electrode implanted into the brain of a man who is unable to move or communicate has enabled him to use a speech synthesizer to produce vowel sounds as he thinks them.

The work could one day help similar patients to produce whole sentences using signals from their brains, say the researchers.
Brain scanA paralysed man has been able to use a voice synthesizer thanks to an electrode implanted in his brain.GETTY

Frank Guenther of Boston University in Massachusetts and his colleagues worked with a patient who has locked-in syndrome, a condition in which patients are almost completely paralysed — often able to move only their eyelids — but still fully conscious.

Guenther and his team first had to determine whether the man's brain could produce the same speech signals as a healthy person's. So they scanned his brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while he attempted to say certain vowels.

Once the researchers were happy that the signals were the same, they implanted an electrode — designed by neuroscientist Philip Kennedy of the firm Neural Signals in Duluth, Georgia — into the speech-production areas of the man's brain. The electrode will remain there for the forseeable future.


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Re: Why Won't God Heal Mutes?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2008, 05:01:02 PM »
This has to be the mark of the beast!!! ;)
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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Re: Why Won't God Heal Mutes?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008, 05:06:08 PM »
Isn't god amazing how he can use Doctors, Science and Technology to perform his healing miracles? God is awesome!
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Re: Why Won't God Heal Mutes?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 05:12:09 PM »
Cool but it's not a healing anymore than a peg leg is a healing.