Brain Activity In Vegetative State?

Are some people who are thought to be in a persistent vegetative state more aware than we realized?

Yes, according to February 3, 2010 article in the Washington Post which referenced a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Powerful brain scanning techniques allowed the researchers to describe such things as a tennis match or a tour of the person’s home, and to detect brain activity that is consistent with conscious thought.

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