Event Information

Start Date:2017/11/07
Start Time:6:30
Location:Vantage Venues, 150 King St W., Toronto

Exploring the boundaries of consciousness with Adrian Owen and Paul Kennedy

Join Paul Kennedy and Dr. Adrian Owen for a conversation about the limits of consciousness, and Dr. Owen’s book Into the Gray Zone

In his thought-provoking book, CIFAR Senior Fellow Owen takes readers to the edge of the frontier in our understanding of the brain: the so-called “gray zone” between full consciousness and brain death. Dr. Owen, Co-Director of CIFAR’s Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness and a neuroscientist at Western University, describes his discovery that many people who had been deemed oblivious to the world and incapable of thought were in fact conscious and able to communicate.

In conversation with Paul Kennedy, the host of CBC Radio’s Ideas, he will explore the medical, scientific and philosophical implications of his findings for our understanding of human consciousness.

Join us for the discussion and book signing of Dr. Owen’s award winning book, Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death. Books will be available for purchase after the event. 





Photo of Adrian M Owen

Adrian M Owen Western University, The Brain and Mind Institute

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