The Owen Lab

Book Chapters


  • Gibson, R.M., Owen, A.M., & Cruse, D. Brain-computer interfaces for patients with disorders of consciousness. Progress in Brain Research, Volume 228—Brain-Computer Interfaces: Lab Experiments to Real-World Applications, D. Coyle (Editor), in press.

  • Owen, A.M. & Naci, L. Decoding thoughts in behaviourally non-responsive patients. In Sinnott-Armstrong (Ed.). Finding Consciousness. Oxford University Press, (7) 100-121, 2016.

  • Owen, A.M. & Naci, L. Decoding thoughts in Disorders of Consciousness. In M. Monti and W.G. Sannita (Ed.) Brain Function and Responsiveness in Disorders of Consciousness, Springer, (6) 67 – 80, 2016.


  • Owen, A.M. Detecting Consciousness After Sever Brain Injury. In J.Grafman and A. Salazar (Eds) Head Trauma. Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 3rd Series, (18) 277 – 293, 2015.


  • Owen, A.M. When thoughts become actions: Neuroimaging in non-responsive patients. In: S. Edwards, S. Richmond, G. Rees (Eds) I know what you are thinking: brain imaging and mental privacy. OUP, 6, 73-87, 2012.


  • Owen, A.M. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Covert Awareness, and Brain Injury. In J. Illes and B.J., Sahakian (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics. Oxford University Press, 14, 385-401, 2011.

  • Owen, A.M. When thoughts become actions: Imaging disorders of consciousness. In Dehaene (Ed.) Characterizing Consciousness : From Cognition to the Clinic, Springer, 99-108, 2011.


  • Gruszka, A., Hampshire, A., Owen, A.M. Learned Irrelevance Revisited: Pathology-Based Individual Differences, Normal Variation and Neural Correlates. In A. Gruszka, G. Matthews, B. Szymura (Eds) Handbook of Individual Differences in Cognition, Springer, 8, 127-144, 2010.

  • Hampshire, A. Owen, A.M. Clinical studies of attention and learning. In M. Pelley and C. Mitchell (Eds). Attention and Learning. Oxford University Press, 14, 385-401, 2010.


  • Owen, A.M., Schiff, N.D., Laureys, S. The Assessment of Conscious Awareness in the Vegetative State. The Neurology of Consciousness, 13, 163-172, 2009

  • Owen, A.M., Schiff, N., Laureys, S. The assessment of conscious awareness in the vegetative state. In S. Laureys and G Tononi (Eds), The Neurology of Consciousness, 163-172, 2009.

  • Owen, A.M. Hampshire,A. The mid-ventrolateral frontal cortex and attentional control. In: F. Rösler, C. Ranganath, B. Röder, R. Kluwe (Eds) Neuroimaging of Human Memory. Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 195-212


  • Owen, A.M., Coleman M.R. Detecting awareness in the vegetative state. In D. Pfaff (Ed) Molecular and Biophysical Mechanisms of Arousal, Alertness and Attention. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 130-140, 2008.

  • Owen, A.M. Disorders of Consciousness. In A. Kingstone and M. Miller. The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience. Proceedings of the New York Academy of Sciences. 225-238, 2008.


  • Owen, A.M. The Human Ventrolateral Frontal Cortex and Intended Action. Sebanz, N., & Prinz (Eds) Disorders of Volition. MIT Press, pp 329-346, 2006

  • Owen, A.M, Coleman MR, Pickard JD. Functional imaging in patients with altered consciousness. In: Latronico N, Rasulo FA, Candiani A (Ed), Brescia Anaesthesia Intensive Care Neuroscience, pp 41-48, Media Press, Italy, 2006

  • Pickard J., Chir M., Coleman M., Aigbirhio F., Carpenter T.A., Owen A.M., Head injury: from the Glasgow Coma Scale to quo vadis. Clinical Neurosurgery, 53, 53-57, 2006.

    • Boly, M., Owen, A.M., Laureys. S. To Be Or Not To Be…..Vegetative. In Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. By J-L Vincent (Ed). 2006

  • Absalom, A., Coleman, M., Davis, M., Rodd, J., Johnsrude, I., Owen, A.M., & Menon, D. An fMRI study of the influence of propofol sedation on neural correlates of speech perception and comprehension. In British Journal of Anaesthesia (Vol. 97, No. 3, pp. 438P-438P). Oxford University Press, Sept. 2006.


  • Owen A.M. Cognitive Planning In Humans: New Insights from the Tower of London task. In Morris R. G., and Ward, G (Eds). The Cognitive Psychology of Planning. Hove: Psychology Press. 2005.

  • Blackwell, A. D., Dunn, B. D., Owen, A.M. Sahakian, B. J. Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia. J. O’ Brien, D. Ames, A. Burns (Eds). Dementa. Arnold. 3rd Edition pp. 45-54. 2005.

  • Dunn, B. D., Owen , A. M. Sahakian, B. J. Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia. in J. O’ Brien, D. Ames, A. Burns (Eds). Dementa. 3rd Edition, Arnold, 45-54, 2005.


  • Harrison, J. E., Stow, I., Owen A.M., Parkinson’s disease. In Cognitive Deficits in Neurological Disorders. J. E. Harrison and A. M. Owen (Eds). Dunitz, London, 2001.

  • Owen, A.M. The Neuropsychological Sequelae of Frontal-Lobe damage. In Cognitive Deficits in Neurological Disorders. J. E. Harrison and A. M. Owen (Eds). Dunitz, London, 2001.

  • Harrison, J. E. and Owen, A.M. Cognitive Deficits in Neurological Disorders: Methodological Considerations. In Cognitive Deficits in Neurological Disorders. J. E. Harrison and A. M. Owen (Eds). Dunitz, London, 2001.

  • Owen A. M., Epstein, R. Johnsrude, I. S. fMRI: Applications to Cognitive Neuroscience. In P. Jezzard, P.M. Mathews and S. M. Smith (Eds). Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An Introduction to Methods. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K., 2001.


  • Duncan, J. and Owen A.M. Dissociative methods in the study of frontal lobe function. Attention and Performance XVIII, 567-576, 2000.

  • Duncan J, Owen AM (2000b). Dissociative methods in the study of frontal lobe function. In: Monsell S, Driver J, editors, Control of cognitive processes (Vol. XVIII). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. p 567-76.

  • Dunn, B. D., Owen , A.M. Sahakian, B. J. Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia. In J. O’ Brien, D. Ames, A. Burns (Eds). Dementa. 2nd Edition, Arnold, 49-60, 2000.

  • Lee, A. C. H. Owen, A.M., Rogers, R., Sahakian, B. J., Robbins, T.W. Utility of the CANTAB battery in functional neuroimaging. In M. Ernst and J. M. Rumsey (Eds). Functional Neuroimaging in Child Psychiatry. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge U.K. 366-378, 2000.


  • Cools, R., Swainson, R., Owen A.M. Robbins, T. W. Cognitive Function in Non-Demented Parkinson’s Disease. In ECH Wolters, PH Cheltens, HW Berendse (Eds) Mental Dysfunction In Parkinson’s disease. 1999, Academic Pharmaceutical Productions, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

  • Owen, A.M. Functional Neuroimaging: Recent Contributions to Neuropsychology, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurology. In Jose M. Olivares (Ed). Investigation en Psiquiatria, Spain, 1999.

  • Owen A.M., and Doyon, J. The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Parkinson’s Disease: A Functional Neuroimaging Perspective. In G. Stern (Ed.). Parkinson’s Disease (Advances in Neurology). Lippincott-Raven Press, pp 49-56, 1999.


  • Owen A.M., Sahakian, B.J., Robbins, T.W. The role of executive deficits in memory disorders in neurodegenerative disease. In A.I. Troster (Ed.) Memory in Neurodegenerative disease: Biological, Cognitive and Clinical Perspectives. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

  • Robbins, T.W., Owen, A.M., and Sahakian, B.J. The neuropsychology of basal ganglia disorders; An integrative cognitive and comparative approach. In M. Ron and A. David (Eds.) Disorders of Brain and Mind. Cambridge University Press, 1998.



  • Robbins, T.W., Roberts, A.C., Owen, A.M., Sahakian, B.J., Everitt, B.J., Wilkinson, L., Muir, J.L., De Salvia, M. and Tovee, M. Monoaminergicdependent cognitive functions of the prefrontal cortex in monkey and man. In A.M. Theiry, J. Glowinski, P.S. Goldman-Rakic, Y. Christen. (Eds.) Motor and Cognitive Functions of the Prefrontal Cortex. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 93-111, 1994.


  • Owen A.M. Computerised Assessment of Cognitive Function in Ageing and Dementia. In A. Burns, (Ed.) Ageing and Dementia A Methodological Perspective, 86-102, 1993.

  • Owen A.M. and Robbins, T.W. Comparative Neuropsychology of Parkinsonian Syndromes. In E.Ch. Wolters and P. Scheltens (Eds.) Mental dysfunction In Parkinson’s disease. 221-242, 1993.