Locked In

Have you ever dreamt that you were terrified, you screamed, but nothing came out? Take that one step further and imagine you are paralyzed, too. You can’t shield your face with your hands or run away, but you see, hear, and understand everything coming at you. That’s “Locked-In Syndrome” (LIS), a condition that persists in some people after a brainstem stroke or a traumatic brain injury. The French call it “maladie de l’emmure vivant,” which means “walled-in alive disease.”

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