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Adrian M Owen

Adrian Owen is best known for his work assessing consciousness of patients in vegetative states, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) technology to observe their brain activity. By prompting patients to imagine activities, his research has shown that some of these patients display responses similar to those of healthy people. His research seeks to understand the causes and effects of these ‘disorders of consciousness’ as well as neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Awards

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging

Pinsent Darwin Scholarship

Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research Award

Relevant Publications

A.M. Owen et al, "Detecting awareness in the vegetative state," Science. vol. 313, pp. 1402-1402, 2006.

M.M Monti et al, "Willful modulation of brain activity in disorders of consciousness," N. Engl. J. Med. vol. 362, pp. 579-589, 2010.

D. Cruse et al, "Bedside detection of awareness in the vegetative state," The Lancet, vol. 378, pp. 2088-94, 2011.

A. Hampshire et al, "Fractioning human intelligence," Neuron, vol.76, pp. 1225-1237, 2012.

Books

Steven Laureys, Nicholas D. Schiff, and Adrian M. Owen (Eds.). Coma Science: Clinical and Ethical Implications. New York: Elsevier, 2009.

John E. Harrison and Adrian M. Owen (Eds.). Cognitive Deficits in Brain Disorders. London: Dunitz, 2001.

Werner X. Schneider, Adrian M. Owen, and John Duncan. (Eds.).Executive Control and the Frontal Lobe: Current Issues. Berlin: Springer, 2000.

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Appointments

Program Co-Director Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness

Koerner Fellow Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness

Institution

Western UniversityThe Brain and Mind Institute

Education

PhD (Neuroscience) King's College London

BSc Honours (Psychology) University College London

Country

Canada

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