Into the Gray Zone (Kindle)


An incredibly detailed and fascinating insight into the world of patients in vegetative states of mind and how the author and a team of specialists seemingly discovered a way to communicate with them The idea that vegetative patients experience a degree of consciousness is remarkable it helps that this book was very well written with the non medic in mindThe area of neuropsychiatric care is massive and seems to go on forever The author gives thorough consideration to readers unfamiliar with biology and the wider sciences and of course for every theory test and scan there is a patient story behind it There are some really intriguing stories to be told here really intriguing stories to be told here I m "Sure There Were Many The "there were many the couldn t fit in to his bookA must read for those inter. The author a world renowned neuroscientist reveals his controversial groundbreaking work with patients whose brains were previously thought vegetative or non responsive but turn out in up to 20 percent of cases to be vibrantly alive existing in the “Gray Zone between full consciousness and brain death People in this middle place have sustained traumatic brain injuries or are the victims of stroke or. .
Ested in psychology psychiatry and the "neurosciences This review and others can be found on BW Book ReviewsThe gray zone A thing "This review and others can be found on BW Book ReviewsThe gray zone A thing no one has really heard of but everyone would now once they hear me say vegetative state That s what the gray zone is People who are somewhat responsive or completely non responsive to the world around them It s 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 of pages and sending them off and pondering who I 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. Degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Many are oblivious to the outside world and their doctors believe they are incapable of thought But a sizeable number are experiencing something different intact minds adrift deep within damaged brains and bodies Following Owen’s journey of exciting medical discovery Into the Gray Zone asks some tough and terrifying uestions such as What Case The author is also clearly empathetic to "The Plight Of His Experimental "plight of his experimental and the families who believe in their loved ones consciousness and responsiveness 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 Cranial Neuroimaging and Clinical Neuroanatomy: Atlas of MR Imaging and Computed Tomography knew that and were willing to provide you with intellectual stimulation andno. S life like for these patients What can their families and friends do to help them What are the ethical implications for religious organizations politicians the Right to Die movement and even insurers And perhaps most intriguing of all in defining what a life worth living is are we too concerned with the physical and not giving enough emphasis to the power of thought What truly defines the physical and not giving enough emphasis to the power of thought What truly defines satisfying lif. Into the Gray Zone

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