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 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;
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Ribbon Cutting by Baroness Susan Greenfield
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Friday 5 May 2017
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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.
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