Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death

← Format Kindle ⫷ Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death uk ⠩ Book Author Adrian Owen ⡗ ← Format Kindle ⫷ Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death uk ⠩ Book Author Adrian Owen ⡗ Riveting and strangely uplifting the testimonies of people who have returned from the gray zone evoke the mysteries of consciousness and identity with tremendous power The New YorkerAstonishing ground breaking research Science as an act of adventure, and also rescue.Owen is intrepid, and vulnerable.It never feels less than miraculous when he pulls a fellow human out of the dark The Times UK Book of the Week A fascinating memoir The Gray Zone reads like a thriller as Owen recounts his and his teams efforts to explore the gray zone .Owens enthusiasm for his science crackles from the pages His determination to fight for the scores of voiceless gray zone patients he encounters, to prove theyre thinking, feeling people is hugely thought provoking and deeply moving Mail on Sunday UK Ground breaking .a fascinating and accessible account of cutting edge science, and of those whose lives have been altered in an instant Owens enthusiasm for his subject is infectious .This book will be required reading for anyone sitting by a loved ones bedside, caregivers, doctors, ethicists, lawyers and philosophers Sunday Times UK A fascinating and highly readable book, written with evangelical fervor gripping and moving New Statesman Into the Gray Zone weaves a fascinating tale using medical data, heart wrenching case studies and Owens own personal experiences Good Housekeeping A remarkable book Through examinations of human brains damaged by trauma, tumors, infections and vascular accidents, Owen attempts to explore the nature of consciousness his experiments have allowed vegetative state patients with residual consciousness to connect with the external world Literary Review UK Meshing memoir with scientific explication, Owen reveals how functional magnetic resonance imaging can probe the deep space of trapped minds Its a riveting read, from the march of technology and tests for neural responsessuch as imagining playing a game of tennisto extraordinary personal accounts of the gray zone by partially recovered patients NaturemagazineAlthough he has written hundreds of research papers about his work, Into the Gray Zone is Owens first book pulling it altogether in fast paced prose Readers should prepare to be educated, yes But satisfyingly, they should prepare to be fascinated, astonished and, at times, moved to tears Winnipeg Free PressThe model of how pop science involving sensational subjects should be done The Globe and MailIn this startling and thought provoking book, which will remind readers of works by Oliver Sacks and Atul Gawande, a world renowned neuroscientist reveals his controversial, groundbreaking work with patients whose brains were previously thought vegetative or non responsive but turn outin up to 20 percent of casesto be vibrantly alive, existing in the Gray Zone Into the Gray Zone takes readers to the edge of a dazzling, humbling frontier in our understanding of the brain the so called gray zone between full consciousness and brain death People in this middle place have sustained traumatic brain injuries or are the victims of stroke or degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons Many are oblivious to the outside world, and their doctors believe they are incapable of thought But a sizeable number are experiencing something different intact minds adrift deep within damaged brains and bodies An expert in the field, Adrian Owen led a team that, in 2006, discovered this lost population and made medical history Scientists, physicians, and philosophers have only just begun to grapple with the implications Following Owens journey of exciting medical discovery, Into the Gray Zone asks some tough and terrifying questions, such as What is life like for these patients What can their families and friends do to help them What are the ethical implications for religious organizations, politicians, the Right to Die movement, and even insurers And perhaps most intriguing of all in defining what a life worth living is, are we too concerned with the physical and not giving enough emphasis to the power of thought What, truly, defines a satisfying life This book is about the difference between a brain and a mind, a body and a person It is about what these fascinating borderlands between life and death have taught us about being human. 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    • Format Kindle
    • 1501135201
    • Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death
    • Adrian Owen
    • Anglais
    • 16 February 2016

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