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Ideomotor Effect

The Coma Man Hoax: Rom Houben's "Communication" Is "Ideomotor" Ouija Board Effect

Michael Shermer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Shermer

Sorry to be the spoiler of a feel-good story -- that of Rom Houben, the Belgian man who allegedly "woke up" from a 23-year long coma -- but the hard truth must win out over hopeful emotions.