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 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
Wednesday, 1st - Friday, 3rd July 2015
Presented by the *Aspen Institute* in partnership with *The Atlantic* magazine, the Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to present and discuss the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times. To find out more about The Aspen Ideas Festival, where Baroness Greenfield will be speaking, please...Read more…
Thursday, 9th July 2015, 6:00pm — 7:00pm
Susan Greenfield believes long exposure to computers and computer gaming is harmful to the human brain. At the International Centre for Life Exhibition, she will explain why. To find out more and book tickets, please click here.Read more…