I love it when a news story reads like science fiction.
Though, a quick scan of medical journals gives a slightly less dramatic story:
Of the 54 patients enrolled in the study, 5 were able to willfully modulate their brain activity. In three of these patients, additional bedside testing revealed some sign of awareness, but in the other two patients, no voluntary behavior could be detected by means of clinical assessment. One patient was able to use our technique to answer yes or no to questions during functional MRI; however, it remained impossible to establish any form of communication at the bedside.
But it’s still awesome. Surely mindreading is just around the corner, yes?