Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. Specialising in the physiology of the brain, Susan researches the impact of 21st century technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness and novel approaches to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Susan has written a range of non-specialist books on issues relating to the mind and brain for the general reader. She appears regularly on radio and television and frequently gives talks to the public and private sector.
Mind Change is due to be published 21st August 2014 by Random House (give link). In Mind Change, Susan Greenfield discusses the all-pervading technologies that now surround us, and from which we derive instant information, connected identity, diminished privacy and exceptionally vivid here-and-now experiences. In her view they are creating a new environment, with vast implications, because our minds are physically adapting: being rewired. What could this mean, and how can we harness, rather than be harnessed by, our new technological milieu to create better alternatives and more meaningful lives? Using the very latest research (up to the end of 2013), Mind Change is intended to incite debate as well as yield the way forward. There is no better person to explain the situation in a way we can understand, and to offer new insights on how to improve our mental capacities and well being.
Wednesday, 20th August 2014
Modern life is characterised by significant amounts of screen time for most people, but what impact is this having on the human brain? Susan Greenfield, has produced new research and collated research by others to create Mind Change, a book which delivers the most scientifically rigorous picture yet taken of what screen interaction is doing to the human mind. More information can be found on the Edinburgh Book...Read more…
Thursday, 9th October 2014
Baroness Greenfield will be travelling to Canada to deliver a keynote speech at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute 10th Anniversary symposium. Her talk will last 50 minutes and is titled: The Second 50 Years of your life: The Contribution of Brain Science. To find out more, please visit the Hotchkiss Brain Institute website, here.Read more…