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** Into the Gray Zone by Adrian Owen

The author of Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death┬átells medical stories of how his team found that some people in vegetative state actually had some brain function, and some subsequently regained some consciousness. The science if fascinating, if a work in progress. The concern, if course, is that although some patients, can indeed “wake up”, it’s completely unclear whether they will regain full consciousness or continue to exist in an in-between state. It seems, for now, that the few complete successes recalled in the book are more flukes than models.

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