INTO THE GREY ZONE


INTO THE GREY ZONE

ADRIAN OWEN    Book Number: 86707    Product format: Hardback

Meshing memoir with scientific explication, here a neuroscientist explores the border between life and death. He reveals how he learnt to communicate with patients in vegetative or 'grey zone' states, and more importantly explains what those interactions tell us about the working of our brains. People in this middle place have sustained traumatic brain injury or are the victims of strokes, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's. Many are oblivious to the outside world, and their doctors believe they are incapable of thought. But a sizeable number, as many as 20%, 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. Following Owen's journey of exciting medical discovery, the book asks some tough and terrifying questions - what is life like for these patients? What can their families and friends do to help them? And what are the ethical implications for religious organisations, politicians, the Right to Die movement, and even insurers? The book is riveting and strangely uplifting with testimonies of people who were labelled lost and with no sense of self. Hear their emotions, thoughts, pleasure and pain just like the rest of us whilst not quite living and not quite gone. Cutting-edge research and case studies about what it means to be alive and human. 304pp.
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