Into the grey zone

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 12 February

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

This event has been cancelled

  • Credit: Adrian Owen


Standard £16


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Consciousness might not be a black and white issue. Join neuroscientist Adrian Owen to find out about a pioneering new technique that allows doctors to communicate with people thought to be lost in persistent vegetative states.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

About the speaker

Adrian Owen is a British neuroscientist working on the frontier of neural imaging and consciousness. He is currently the Canada Research Chair Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at The Brain and Mind InstituteThe University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Book signing

Copies of Adrian's book, Into the Grey Zone, will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.


The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.


This event will be filmed and on the Ri Channel within a few months. Subscribe for free to hear when new videos are released.

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