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001    ocn961010756 
003    OCoLC 
005    20170705101450.0 
008    161026s2017    nyu      b    001 0 eng d 
020    1501135201 
020    9781501135200 
035    (OCoLC)961010756 
037    |bSimon & Schuster, Order Dept 100 Front st, Riverside, NJ,
       USA, 08075|nSAN 200-2442 
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049    CKEA 
050 14 RB150.C6|bO94 2017 
082 04 616.8/49|223 
100 1  Owen, Adrian M.,|eauthor. 
245 10 Into the gray zone :|ba neuroscientist explores the border
       between life and death /|cAdrian Owen. 
250    First Scribner hardcover edition. 
264  1 New York :|bScribner,|c2017. 
300    xi, 304 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-281) and 
505 0  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 
520    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 
520    "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. 
650  0 Persistent vegetative state. 
650  0 Brain damage|xPatients. 
650  0 Persistent vegetative state|xMoral and ethical aspects. 
650  1 Brain damage|xPatients. 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical.|2bisacsh 
650  7 MEDICAL / Neuroscience.|2bisacsh 
650  7 SCIENCE / Cognitive Science.|2bisacsh 
914    MID.b25197228 
994    C0|bCKE 
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