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What do we think of people in persistent vegetative states, who can breathe but can't think? Mentally, they are dead, but since we're very aware of the body still lying there, we can't as easily imagine them as active characters in our lives.
A new condition is spreading across the country -- PVS -- Phantom Vibration Syndrome. Millions of people are reporting symptoms of feeling a buzz in their pockets, purses and jackets where no such vibration occurred.