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Scientists discover a 'consciousness switch' in the brain that triggers waking --

• by Joe Pinkstone

Brain area called the central lateral thalamus found to activate consciousness

Electrode with 50Hz of electricity woke monkeys from general anaesthetic 

When the electricity was turned off the monkey went straight back to sleep 

Scientists hope it can be applied to humans and help bring people out of comas 

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