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.