Life Inside A Damaged Brain

Jul 10, 2017

It's not brain death, but it's not quite like life as we know it, either: being in a vegetative or non-responsive state. 

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British-Canadian neuroscientist Adrian Owen has made great efforts to communicate with people in these states. 

And to date, he's found roughly 20% who may still have minds intact, despite brain and/or body damage. 

Owen tells the story of his research in the book Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death

The author sits for a phone interview about his research.