Adrian Owen



Professor Adrian M. Owen is currently the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He directs the Azrieli program in Brain, Mind, and Consciousness funded by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), and is on the Executive Committee of the CFREF funded initiative BrainsCAN at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.. His research combines structural and functional neuroimaging with neuropsychological studies of brain-injured patients and has been published in many of the world’s leading scientific journals, including Science (2006; 2008), The New England Journal of Medicine (2010), Nature (2010) and The Lancet (1998; 2011). He is best known for showing that functional neuroimaging can reveal conscious awareness in some patients who appear to be entirely vegetative, and can even allow some of these individuals to communicate their thoughts and wishes to the outside world. These findings have attracted widespread media attention on TV, radio, in print and online and have been the subject of many TV and radio documentaries. Dr. Owen has played multiple editorial roles, including 8 years as Deputy Editor of The European Journal of Neuroscience. Since 1990, Prof. Owen has published over 300 articles and chapters in scientific journals and books. His h-index is 95 (Google Scholar).

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