So, supposedly a study using brain scans found that 4 of 27 patients in a vegetative state could actually answer questions. We're invited to feel horror at the thought of being locked in. Indeed, that seems horrible.
But, on the other hand, they found that a dead salmon did a lot of thinking in an fMRI, too.
These people, in the fMRI world, have what we like to call "Problems" with their statistical methods.