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The striking results overturn my own theory that people with complete locked-in syndrome are not capable of communication," says Niels Birbaumer, a neuroscientist at Switzerland's Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering, who co-led the study.
Locked-in syndrome is usually caused by pontine infarction after prolonged vertebrobasilar ischaemia.
Some years ago I visited the home of Tony Nicklinson, who also had locked-in syndrome.
Now, 18 months on, her family, from Haydon Road, have been told Eve suffers from a form of locked-in syndrome whereby she understands everything that is going on but on the outside she cannot move, other than to blink or smile.
Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson lost his High Court battle for the legal right to end his life with a doctor's help.
A second victim of locked-in syndrome, known only as Martin, 47, also lost his challenge to the legal ban on assisted dying.
None of us had ever heard of locked-in syndrome," says Neil, 47, who has now given up his garage-door business to care for his wife.
Hit film, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, is based on the 1997 autobiography of French journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby, who had Locked-In Syndrome.
Locked-in syndrome may result from a coma or motor-neuron disease or other disorders, leaving the patient unable even to blink an eye.