Into the Gray Zone (PDF)


  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Into the Gray Zone
  • Adrian Owen
  • English
  • 12 October 2020
  • 9781783350995

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Into the Gray Zone characters ¿ 104 Nhabit it are freuently labelled as irretrievably lost with no awareness or sense of self The shocking truth is that they are often still there an intact mind trapped inside a broken. It is so rare that a book comes along that sparks my interest and intellect such that it is like this one I have found myself uoting parts to friends taking pics of pages and sending them off and pondering who I will bless with a copy The book is so accessible and is presented very well interspersed with enough human examples to make it hard to put down such a well worn phrase but certainly applies in this case The author is also clearly empathetic to the plight of his experimental subjects and the families who believe in their loved ones consciousness and responsiveness despite evidence to the contrary I am sure that part of my intrigue is that I worked freshly out of college and many years ago in a brain injury rehabilitation center doing both therapy and admission work If the current technology had been available what a difference it would have made in many lives and given answers and peace to tortured families We saw very little miraculous recoveries but yet the hope of family members was inspiring and devastating at the same time Using the methods of communication that Owen presents what are the ethics of using the results to determine admission to a very expensive rehab center to improve odds of serving only those with potential An interesting thought

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Into the Gray Zone characters ¿ 104 In 2006 Dr Adrian Owen and his team made medical history They discovered a new realm of consciousness somewhere between life and death which they called the Grey Zone The people who i. Please read you don t have to like it but really this could save your life or the life of a loved one If you are 100% paralyzed from a brain injury whether it is from disease or an accident you are very likely to be diagnosed uite uickly as being in a vegative state The next step is to remove the life support And you re dead But say your body is dead but your mind is 100% alive and well in that heavy iron Diving Bell and you could hear and see everything that was going on You might want to live if people knew that and were willing to provide you with intellectual stimulation and know your choices This book details exactly how that communication is possibleI was out having a drink with a nurse anaethetist the other night pretty highly educated and involved in hospital care and he didn t know about this So don t think that if you or a loved one should end up in this terrible state of looking permanently comatose that your doctors will know about this You have to write it down and discuss it with your nearest and dearestThis may work immediately or it may not work for weeks or possibly months It is only going to work in a minority of people as the others are either genuinely vegetative or technology has not advanced to the stage where we can see that there is still a person in there How it was done at least one of the ways the author writes is to put the person in a scanner and play them a short Hitchcock movie Everyone normal reacts to movies in the same way at the same time When a gunshot is fired one part of the brain of everyone watching reacts A kiss and it s another part and so on So if the person in the scanner is played the movie and reacts that way they must be able to see hear and follow the action That s very far from being in a vegetative stateChoices In the book the author says that the patient is given two choices since we are Goodreaders let s say we are asked Do you like the book that is being read to you For yes imagine a tennis match for no think of walking through your home Again different areas of the brain light up as the ones doing the thinking need oxygen fuel and the scanner identifiesThe next uestion is obviously would you want to live like this The answer surprisingly was 72% of patients said Yes Life is precious Maybe having people coming and talk to you read you the papers read good books play films is enough For some that were breathing on their own they were wheeled out and taken home for the weekend or to the movies I can envisage that for the very rich they could have their own scanners as well as nursing support at home and their day could be planned according to their wishes and abilitiesSo consider this and talk about ir let your family know what they should do should such a tragedy befall you Tell them about this and ask them what they would wantObviously a 10 star bookNotes on reading This is immensely interesting It is so far the history and development of how scanners from radio active to MRI s have been used to detect brain activity in certain parts of the brain in people who have been judged vegetative after strokes or accidents resulting in brain injury I found it fascinating that a sentence as simple as he fed her cat food would need to be analysed Did he feed a cat or did he feed a girl or woman We use context to know the answer If he or a friend didn t have a cat then there was a female with very strange tastes in food or else was being given it forcibly A computer couldn t know what the sentence meant because it wouldn t know who if anyone owned a cat But the brain can work it out using prior knowledge context and likelihood Different parts of the brain are used than those for a simple sentence that reuires no interpretation he fed the cat Whiskas This parsing of meaning couldn t be done by someone without consciousness they would have to think about the sentence and different parts of the brain would be put to work consuming oxygen as they did so which could be detected by the MRI scanner Ergo the body might be vegetative but the mind was certainly not And that was just the start

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Into the Gray Zone characters ¿ 104 Body and brain hearing everything around them experiencing emotions thoughts pleasure and pain But now through Dr Owen's pioneering techniues we can talk to them and they can talk bac. Admittedly non fiction books about anything medical seem to be a siren song for me I find them boundless fascinating Having read and loved Being Mortal The Remedy and My Own Country I was immediately drawn to this one Adrian Owen a neuroscientist embarked into a career to explore learn and hopefully discover what occurs in a patient s brain when diagnosed as being in a vegetative state Throughout the book he intersperses real life patient stories discussions of his own personal life and experiences with the medical world as well as the head injury of the woman he once loved I found his patient stories the most fascinating with many wow moments as and of the gray zone was opened up to Owens and his fellow scientists as both technology and learning progress continued to expand At times the medical ese stumped me and got a bit dry but Owens was able to jump back into a narrative pace that helped bring the story alive to someone like me fascinated with medicine but a complete dunce when it comes to the science of it all For those people who are impacted by a brain trauma who work with children or adults with brain injuries or for those other people like me who are just suckers for a good medical mystery this book is a great choice


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