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Purple Profiles: Neuroscientist Dr. Adrian Owen

Richard Raycraft

On this episode of Purple Profiles, host Richard Raycraft speaks to Dr. Adrian Owen of the Owen Lab and the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University.

Dr. Owen is a world-renowned researcher known for his work on consciousness in patients who are in a vegetative state. Through neuroimaging, Owen has discovered that certain patients in a vegetative state are conscious and aware of what's happening around them. He's even asked them questions and determined their answers to those questions by scanning the brain.

Owen has just published a book about his journey into this research, titled, Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death.