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

Australian Leadership Retreat

Thursday, 28th - Saturday, 30th May 2015

The Australian Leadership Retreat held in the idyllic setting of One&Only Hayman Island, on Australia’s Great barrier Reef, is the country’s premier gathering of leaders from business, government and civil society, for the fearless exchange of ideas concerning Australia and the world. Susan Greenfield will be speaking at the Retreat onher recent book Mind Change. She will also be on a Panel with the topic discussion of...

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Barbican Open Salon

Wednesday, 17th June 2015, 7:30pm — 8:30pm

If you worry that your brain is being addled by the countless hours spent scouring Instagram or Twittering or exhaustively maintaining your cache of Facebook friends then you’ll probably be intrigued by Baroness Susan Greenfield’s upcoming talk, Is Social Media Changing Our Brain?, at the Barbican’s Open Salon season. To find out more, click here.

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