Eli5: How does locked-in syndrome work?

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I’ve read some terrifying stories about people being completely paralyzed but completely aware of their surroundings, but I feel like I need a medical degree to understand the articles I find about its causes.

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You can understand it like so : it’s a stroke that makes the part of your brain that handles mouvements unable to function. The parts responsible for thoughts, memories and everything else are fine.

It’s extreme bad luck.

Anonymous 0 Comments

You can understand it like so : it’s a stroke that makes the part of your brain that handles mouvements unable to function. The parts responsible for thoughts, memories and everything else are fine.

It’s extreme bad luck.