Adrian Owen is the chief scientific officer of Cambridge Brain Sciences, and a world-renowned neuroscientist. In his new book Into the Gray Zone, out today, he reveals his groundbreaking work with patients whose brains were previously thought vegetative or non-responsive but turn out—in up to 20 percent of cases—to be vibrantly alive, existing in the “Gray Zone.”
Cambridge Brain Sciences is all about taking care of your brain, and Into the Gray Zone vividly illustrates how important that is. Adrian's personal quest connected him with people like Scott, Juan, and Kate—people who, after tragedy struck, were left unable to communicate with the outside world. Using brain imaging, Adrian and his team could finally reach these people in the gray zone between life and death, communicating with people who were often deemed hopeless. As we have said before, you are your brain, which is particularly apparent in patients whose only remaining method of communication is thought.
Order the book now to find out more.
Adrian will be all over the news talking about Into the Gray Zone and the research behind it. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at an interview for Global News he did today, airing on Thursday:
He will also be on CBC's The Current tomorrow morning.