“We’ve usually thought that people in comas or ‘vegetative’ states are completely cut off from the world."
But groundbreaking work shows that as much as 20 per cent of patients whose brains were considered non-responsive, turn out to be vibrantly alive, existing in a sort of twilight zone. Neuroscientist Adrian Owen guides Paul Kennedy into that “gray” zone, in conversation and in a public talk.”
Listen to the full CBC Ideas episode featuring Program Co-Director Adrian Owen and recordings from CIFAR’s event Between Life and Death.
Listen to the full episode