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Greek Tragedy and Neuroscience

Posted by on 16 November 2017, 09:06 pm

In this article she shows how in turn the three great Greek tragedians raised questions and issues that have parallels in neuroscience. Aeschylus emphasised fate at the expense of the individual, arguably corresponding to genetic determinism; Sophocles paid more attention to the individual, albeit with no free will, - a subject tackled in the pioneering experiments of the 20th neuroscientist Benjamin Libet.

Finally, Euripides highlighted the inner conflicts within each one of us, the 'wine' force of abandonment versus the 'bread' force of reason, which correspond, respectively under-functioning and full functioning of a key part of the brain (prefrontal cortex).


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Baroness Greenfield at the OECD Forum Paris - 6 June 2017

Posted by on 2 July 2017, 05:14 pm

Baroness Greenfield will take part in the OECD Forum in Paris on 6 June, click on the link below to read her contribution to the OECD year book 2017;

http://www.oecd.org/forum/oecdyearbook/making-the-most-of-the-digital-world-changing-an-end-to-a-means.htm

 

 

 

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Latest reviews of Baroness Greenfield's book A Day in the Life of the Brain

Posted by on 2 July 2017, 05:13 pm

Latest reviews in the  Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday of Baroness Greenfield's book  A Day in the Life of the Brain

Daily Mail: Must Readsa detailed study of 24 hours in the brain… an intriguing glimpse into the enigma of our inner lives

 

Mail on Sunday – The Best Paperbacks: “full of arresting insights into our mental processes and reveals the latest thinking on dreams”

 

 

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Baroness Greenfield to open Headway Oxfordshire new Activity & Rehabilitation Centre - 5 May 2017

Posted by on 2 July 2017, 05:11 pm

Headway Oxfordshire

Grand Re-opening

Ribbon Cutting by Baroness Susan Greenfield

Headway Oxfordshire

brand new Activity and Rehabilitation Centre

Bagley Wood Road, Kennington, Oxford

Friday 5 May 2017

from 11am - 2pm

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Interview with Baroness Greenfield in The Australian 29 March 2017

Posted by on 2 July 2017, 05:09 pm

Interview with Baroness Greenfield in The Australian 29 March 2017

Baroness Greenfield visits Newcastle, Australia

Posted by on 2 July 2017, 04:47 pm

An internationally-acclaimed neuroscientist has used her visit to Newcastle to offer an update on the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.

Considered one of Britain’s most influential women, Professor Susan Greenfield is working to answer questions about the brain that for so long, have gone unanswered.

Please click the link below for the NBN News interview on;

http://www.nbnnews.com.au/2017/03/20/renowned-neuroscientist-visits-newcastle/

 

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