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Into the gray zone : a neuroscientist explores the border between life and death, Adrian Owen

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Into the gray zone : a neuroscientist explores the border between life and death
Title
Into the gray zone
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a neuroscientist explores the border between life and death
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Adrian Owen
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eng
Summary
  • A neuroscientist reveals his work with patients believed to be brain dead to explain how up to twenty percent of them were still consciously alive, sharing insights into what life may be like for such patients and its moral implications
  • "From renowned neuroscientist Adrian Owen comes a thrilling, heartbreaking tale of discovery in one of the least-understood scientific frontiers: the twilight region between full consciousness and brain death. People who inhabit this middle region called the 'gray zone' have sustained traumatic brain injuries or are the victims of stroke or degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Many are oblivious to the outside world, and their doctors and families often believe they're incapable of thought. But a sizable number of patients--as many as twenty percent--are experiencing something different: intact minds adrift within damaged brains and bodies. In 2006, Adrian Owen led a team that discovered this lost population and made medical history, provoking an ongoing debate among scientists, physicians, and philosophers about the meaning, value, and purpose of life. In Into the Gray Zone, we follow Owen as he pushes forward the boundaries of science, using a variety of sophisticated brain scans, auditory prompts, and even Alfred Hitchcock film clips to not only 'find' patients who are trapped inside their heads but to actually communicate with them and elicit answers to moving questions, such as 'Are you in pain?' and 'Do you want to go on living?' and 'Are you happy?' (Many gray zone patients do, in fact, claim to be satisfied with their quality of life.) Into the Gray Zone shines a fascinating light on how we think, remember, and pay attention. And it shows us how the field of brain-computer interfaces is about to explode, radically changing prognoses for people with impaired brain function and creating, for all of us, the tantalizing possibility of telepathy and augmented intelligence. Ultimately; this is not just a spellbinding story of scientific discovery but a deeply human, affirming book that causes us to wonder anew at the indomitable bonds of love."--Jacket
Summary
A world-renowned neuroscientist reveals his controversial, groundbreaking work with patients believed to be brain dead to explain how up to 20 percent of them were still vibrantly alive, sharing his team's insights into what life may be like for such patients and the moral implications for religious organizations, politicians and families
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YDX
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616.8/49
Index
index present
LC call number
RB150.C6
LC item number
O94 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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a neuroscientist explores the border between life and death
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Into the gray zone : a neuroscientist explores the border between life and death, Adrian Owen
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-281) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
The ghost that haunts me -- First contact -- The unit -- Half-life -- Scaffolds of consciousness -- Psychobabble -- The world as will -- Tennis, anyone? -- Yes and no -- Are you in pain? -- Live or let die? -- Alfred Hitchcock presents -- Back from the dead -- Take me home -- Reading minds
Control code
20908926
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781501135200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)ocn961010756
  • (OCoLC)961010756
Label
Into the gray zone : a neuroscientist explores the border between life and death, Adrian Owen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ghost that haunts me -- First contact -- The unit -- Half-life -- Scaffolds of consciousness -- Psychobabble -- The world as will -- Tennis, anyone? -- Yes and no -- Are you in pain? -- Live or let die? -- Alfred Hitchcock presents -- Back from the dead -- Take me home -- Reading minds
Control code
20908926
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781501135200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn961010756
  • (OCoLC)961010756

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