Susan Greenfield

Scientist • Writer • Broadcaster

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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.

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Mind Change: How digital technologies are leaving their mark on our brains

Posted by Susan Greenfield on 11 July 2014

Mind Change was published on 21st August 2014 by Random House. 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. Available to order on: http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/editions/mind-change/9781846044304

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Upcoming Events

The Royal Swedish Academy of Science

Wednesday, 22nd - Thursday, 23rd April 2015

Baroness Greenfield will be taking part in The digital body in a digital world: Communication and visualisation technology serving humans conference on the 23rd April. Her talk is titled: When the Human Brain Becomes the Digital Mind.

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NGC Bocas Lit Fest

Wednesday, 29th April 2015, 8:00am — 9:00am

Neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield will be explaining how digital technology is changing the way we think and behave — and what that means for entrepreneurs and business leaders, at the NGC Bocas Lit Festival in Trinidad. For the programme, please click here.

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