Susan Greenfield

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Baroness Susan Greenfield's Seminar at Science World 2011

No one has a brain like yours! Why is your brain so special?" Watch this video of prominent neurologist Baroness Susan Greenfield to find out. Baroness Susan Greenfield lectured about her research when she visited Science World 2011. Here she discusses her current hypothesis on how modern technology impacts the brain. In particular she argues that our growing use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube as well as video games, is changing our brains.

Five News | Susan Greenfield discusses the impact of social networking on the mind.

Susan discusses her thoughts on how social networking could be fundamentally changing the way our children think, feel, empathise and act towards others.

The Guardian: Susan Greenfield discusses 'Mind Change'

Baroness Susan Greenfield discusses the concept of 'Mind Change' and how she believes that 21st Century screen technologies could be having a profound effect on the human brain.

iq2 IF Conference 2011 | Pre-event Interview

Susan Greenfield talks about Internet addiction and how it may be causing atrophy in the brain.

Susan Greenfield comments on the Global Risk Register (GRR)

Baroness Susan Greenfield comments on the Global Risk Register (GRR), a new initiative of charity Science for Humanity. The GRR is an international community of organizations and individuals collaborating to manage information on global risk for the benefit of humanity.

Baroness Susan Greenfield's Presentation to the Chief Executives’ Club, Queen's University, Belfast

On the 25th January 2012, Susan delivered a presentation to the members and guests of the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen's University, Belfast, about how the brain will work in the future. Watch this video to see Susan explore what is known about how the brain works, predictions for future discoveries about the brain, the qualities needed from our workforce in the future, and more.

The Neuroscience of Consciousness

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.

WKC Baroness Susan Greenfield - Who Killed Creativity?

Susan believes "growing up" - kills creativity. As we finally learn to apply meaning and relevance to an event (Exploring Different Paths) that takes place in adulthood, we are in danger of losing our ability to: challenge dogma (Cultivate Curiosity) and: bring together unprecedented elements (Reconstructing Common Concepts) that we developed as children. Susan is available as a special guest presenter to compliment any of the keynotes, workshops & seminars connected to the book "Who Killed Creativity? and how can we get it back"(Wiley 2012) by Andrew Grant, Gaia Grant. more info at

Ecsite Annual Conference 2013: Susan Greenfield Keynote

Baroness Susan Greenfield at Ci2012 - "The Impact of Technology"

Baroness Greenfield's keynote at Ci2012, she tried to persuade the audience they are going to face a problem comparable to climate change, which is mind change. Our brain is just like our muscle, it grows in the way we use it. While explaining the cyber world is going to change the world in a new way, she said that children who spent an excessive amount of time playing digital games have an enlarged area of the brain which is the main hub of the reward system.

Susan Greenfield on Storytelling

This secular sermon by renowned neuroscientist, Susan Greenfield, explores just how crucial stories are to our experience of being human, and why we need fiction to understand fact

Susan Greenfield: Mind Change - New Technologies & The Future

A vast range of new technologies are transforming our lives. Could it be that the human mind is also undergoing unprecedented changes? Susan Greenfield presents her provocative work on what she considers to be the crisis of our changing world.

Susan Greenfield on the relation between mind and finance

In the past few years, Susan Greenfield developed a keen interest in the impact of modern technologies on the mind and consciousness. Invited to the INVEST 2013 financial show in Geneva, she presents her view to Marjorie Théry from L'Agefi on the implication for money management and the mind.

Mother's Day 2013- Susan Greenfield says 'Mum- I owe her everything'

Baroness Susan Greenfield, professor of neuroscience, crossbench peer and novelist, says her achievements are down to her formidable mother, Dorice

Technology & The Human Mind | Susan Greenfield | TEDxOxford

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What does the future have in store for us, as human beings? In this talk, Susan Greenfield explores how technology affects our personalities by affecting our neurochemistry. Drawing a parallel with climate change, she calls this challenge for humanity "mind change". But far from being a luddite, Greenfield sees a chance for humanity to benefit from embracing some of the changes these technologies will bring - just as long as we make sure to counteract the dangerous ones.

The human touch: out of touch?

At the Fujitsu Executive Discussion Evening held in London on 23rd September we debated whether our obsession with technology is gradually killing off our ability to engage as human beings.

RSA Replay: Mind Change

Leading neuroscientist Susan Greenfield considers the vast range of technologies that are creating a new environment around us, and asks: how can we ensure these powerful forces bring out the best in us, and allow us to lead more meaningful, more creative lives?

2020: What is the future of science news and will journalists still play a role?

A panel discussion led by national living treasure, Robyn Williams will explore the future of science news with well known scientists Susan Greenfield, CBE and Alan Finkel, AO plus Jim Carroll from SBS World News and IT guru, John-Paul Syriatowicz from Squiz. Link to Youtube video: