Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death/Adrian Owen/261 pgs.
Neuroscientist Adrian Owen has dedicated the last twenty years exploring the gray zone--what the lay person knows as the "vegetative" or non-responsive state of a brain damaged person. In a very readable format, Owen takes the reader along on his journey of discovering "life" in brain damaged patients who were otherwise considered totally unaware of their surroundings. It's a fascinating read, with the ethical issues coming into play, and where technology in the future will lead research in this area. Highly recommended!