January 2017 - First published paper of 2017!
September 2016 - TVO online article, How to communicate with someone locked deep inside their own head
February 2016 - Watch the BMI Sleep Lab on CBC Marketplace!
February 2016 - Even on the X-Files they are talking about our research! See 16:10 and 28:06 for specifc spots!
January 2016 - The story behind a vegetative patient's shocking recovery, Read about it in MacLeans here
December 2015 - Read this online article, The Science That Helps Vegetative Patients Communicate With Loved Ones
November 2015 - New Paper released in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, here
November 2015 - New Paper released in NeuroImage:Clinical, here
November 2015 - Listen to Adrian Owen on CBC Radio Ontario Morning, Here
October 2015 - New Paper Released Online in JAMA Neurology, "A Thalamocortical Mechanism for the Absence of Overt Motor Behavior in Covertly Aware Patients", Here
October - Check out a recent BBC news report, The Magic of Cinema Unlocked One Man's Coma-Bound World here
October 2015 - Another New Paper in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Expert and crowd-sourced validation of an individualized sleep spindle detection method employing complex demodulation and individualized normalization here
September 2015 - New Paper in Brain! Ethical considerations in functional magnetic resonance imaging research in acutely comatose patients, here.
September 2015 - New Paper in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience! The dissociation between command following and communication in disorders of consciousness: an fMRI study in healthy subjects, here.
August 2015 - Listen to this interview on The Quantified Body podcast, with Dr Adrian Owen here
June 2015 - New article in AJOB Neuroscience, An Ethics of Welfare for Patients Diagnosed as Vegetative With Covert Awareness, Here
June 2015 - When Does Consciousness Begin and End? NOVA Next Article by Mo Costandi Read it here
May 2015 - New article in International Innovation - Decoding Human Thought Here
Apr 2015 - Watch CBC:The Marketplace - Brain Training : Mind Games Here
Mar.2015 - Paper in The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, rel. Mar.2015 - Canadian Perspectives on the Clinical Actionability of Neuroimaging in Disorders of Consciousness here
Feb 2015 - Read our latest paper in NeuroImage: Clinical, rel. Feb.2015 - Risk, diagnostic error, and the clinical science of consciousness - here
Feb 2015 - Listen to interview on CBC Radio : Spark with Stuart Fogel of the Brain and Mind Institute Sleep Lab - Here
Feb 2015 - Listen to Adrian Owen interview on Newstalk Ireland Aired Friday, February 13th, 2015 - Locked-In Syndrome - Here
Jan 2015 - Story in New Scientist - Portable mind-reader gives voice to locked-in people Here
Jan 2015 -New paper in Trends in Cognitive Science, Anesthesia and neuroimaging: investigating the neural correlates of unconsciousness here
Dec 2014 - Valya Sergeeva, 1st year Masters student in the Owen Lab, was awarded the Reva Gerstein Fellowship for Masters Study in Psychology!
Dec 2014 - Jeremy Viczko, 1st year Masters student in the Owen Lab, was awarded the Ralph S Devereux Award in Psychology!
Nov 2014 - Graduate student Raechelle Gibson (supervisor: Dr. Adrian Owen) has been awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) from NSERC for her current Vanier CGS. The CGS-MSFSS Program supports high calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian universities and affiliated research institutions and universities, or other research institutions outside of Canada. Rae will be conducting a research project at the University of Cambridge in 2015.
Nov 2014 - Nole Hiebert is the recipient of the 2015 Jonathan & Joshua Memorial Graduate Studentship in Mental Health research. Nole's supervisors are Drs. Penny MacDonald and Adrian Owen.
Nov 2014 - New Paper! Multiple tasks and neuroimaging modalities increase the likelihood of detecting covert awareness in patients with disorders of consciousness, read it here
Oct. 2014 - Our research reviewed in Science Magazine, see it here
Oct. 2014 - New Paper! International Collaboration leads to: "Spectral Signatures of Reorganised Brain Networks in Disorders of Consciousness", read it here
Sept 2014 - Congratulations to our very own Raechelle Gibson!! Raechelle Gibson is one of seven Western graduate student recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship!
Sept 2014 - New Paper! Highlighting the Structure-Function Relationship of the Brain with the Ising Model and Graph Theory, read it Here
Sept 2014 - New Paper! Lies, damned lies and diagnoses: Estimating the clinical utility of assessments of covert awareness in the vegetative state, Here
Sept 2014 - New Paper! - Acknowledging awareness: informing families of individual research results for patients in the vegetative state Here
July 2014 - New Paper realeased - American Journal of Bioethics - Towards a Science of Brain Death
July 2014 - Nature Reviews Neurology, News & Views, Diagnostic accuracy of brain imaging in the vegetative state by Adrian M. Owen, Here
May 2014 - New Paper Released Online! Positive Prognostication from Median-Nerve Somatosensory Evoked Cortical Potentials Neurocritical Care, Here
May 2014 - New Paper Released! Re: Comment about 'Fractioning Human Intelligence'. Non-existent flaws in the original article and their relation to limitations of the P-FIT model, Intelligence
May 2014 - Read Adrian Owen's "Is Anybody in There?" in the May 2014 issue of Scientific American Here
May 2014 - New Study Protocol Released in BMC Medical Ethics, "Ethics of neuroimaging after serious brain injury" Here
May 2014 - New Paper Released in NeuroImage:Clinical, "The reliability of the N400 in single subjects: Implications for patients with disorders of consciousness" Read it Here
May 2014 - You can Read or Listen to Dr Adrian Owen's latest interview on The TakeAway on WNYC, here
May 2014 - Thousands remain trapped between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them. Roger Highfield reports in Mosaic here
April 2014 - See Adrian Owen in latest MacLeans article, "One-third of vegetative patients may be conscious: study"
April 2014 - Detecting awareness in patients presumed to be vegetative is possible using a standard, hospital-grade MRI scanner! Read about it in our latest paper - lead author Dr Davinia Fernandez-Espejo
March 2014 - Western research helping understand the unconscious brain, Read about it Here
March 2014 - See how our new collaboration with the Rotman Institute of Philosophy is looking with Ethics of Neuroimaging After Serious Brain Injury
February 2014 - See our own Raechelle Gibson's latest paper here!
January 2014 - Article in MacLeans Magazine - Inside a Comatose Mind
October 2013 - New Paper in NeuroImage: Clinical - see what BBC have to say here!
October 2013 - New Paper - Detecting awareness after severe brain injury, read it here
October 2013 - Read about our collaboration with the RCMP in the RCMP Gazette!
October 2013 - See Dr Owen's latest interview with the Cognitive Neuroscience Society
April 2013 – Watch “Waking the Brain” on Global News here
April 2013 – Owen Research mentioned on Global News “Waking the Brain” article, see it here
March 2013 – See guest post by Dr Srivas Chennu on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Blog – here
March 2013 – Medical Imaging Technology special report on fMRI, interview with Dr Adrian Owen – Here
February 2013 – More on our research exposing the Myth of IQ in this month’s Wired Magazine, here
February 2013 – Can people communicate using thought alone?’ Read about it in the Globe and Mail, Here
February 2013 – Can vegetative state patients solve logical reasoning problems? Now one can – Here
January 2013 – People in Greece are reading about the Owen Lab! See Lorina Naci interview in BHMASCIENCE segment of Greek newspaper TO VIMA, read it Here on pages 6-8.
January 2013 – Adrian Owen’s latest paper to start off the year 2013 – Detecting Consciousness: A Role for Neuroimaging Read it Here
December 2012 – See our Neuron paper (December 2012) questioning the concept of IQ – READ IT HERE
December 2012 – Dr Adam Hampshire’s blog on The Myth of IQ for London (UK) Science Museum See it here
November 2012 – Interview with Dr Adrian Owen in Future Medicine, a medical magazine published by India’s leading publisher DC Books.
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November 2012 – SEE OUR MOST RECENT PAPER PUBLISHED DEMONSTRATING THAT EEG CAN DETECT CONSCIOUSNESS IN SOME VEGETATIVE STATE PATIENTS – READ IT HERE
November 13, 2012 – BBC Panorama documentary shows breakthrough with patient in Vegetative State, click here to see news report
November 2012 – CBC The National, interview with Adrian Owen “VS Brain Scanning Breakthrough” Click here to see it
October 10, 2012 – See write-up in China Daily Youth with Dr Lorina Naci and Dr Adrian Owen
2012 – New paper “A role for the default mode network in the bases of disorders of consciousness” published in Annals of Neurology Here
2012 – The Mind Reader – Nature interview with Dr Adrian Owen read it here
2012 – New paper “Brain-computer interfacing in disorders of consciousness” published in Brain Injury here
2012 – Latest paper published in Neurology – The relationship between aetiology and covert cognition in the minimally conscious state read it here
2012 – Listen to Adrian Owen on QTV with Jian Ghomeshi Click here to hear it!
November 2012 – Paper published in The Lancet – Bedside detection of awareness in the vegetative state click here to read it
September 2011 – Dr Adrian Owen on panel discussion with HHL The Dalai Lama read about it here