What we know about the period between life and death is limited. Much still remains a mystery. Often times it's assumed a patient in a vegetative state is not conscious. New research suggests otherwise. A new study estimates about 15 to 20 percent of people thought to be in a vegetative state have some form of consciousness.
Today we are talking about neuroscience and consciousness of vegetative patients.
- Dr. Adrian Owen, neuroscientist and author of “INTO THE GRAY ZONE: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death”