<<返回上一页

Humans can adapt to almost anything, even paralysis

发布时间:2019-03-02 05:05:04来源:未知点击:

By Laura Spinney IMAGINE being totally paralysed but fully conscious; able to see, hear, smell and sense pain, but unable to communicate your sensations to the world. Can you? The answer is probably no, and yet this is what I tried to do for my novel The Quick. I wanted to know if a person who had been diagnosed with so-called locked-in syndrome could ever come to terms with modern medicine’s equivalent of being buried alive. Given a choice between live burial and a painless death, what would they choose? To me, an able-bodied person, it seems clear: