‘The 21st Century Mind: Blowing It, Expanding It, Losing It’ with Baroness Susan Greenfield
6th February 2018, 19:00-21:00
Hurtado Jesuit Centre
In the context of the seminars ‘A Post Truth Word- Are We Losing Our Minds?’, Baroness Susan Greenfield will present the topic ‘The 21st Century Mind: Blowing It, Expanding It, Losing It’.
Since the 21st Century is delivering new technologies that are transforming our environment in unprecedented ways, it follows that the human brain, and thus our minds, could also be undergoing unprecedented changes: Blowing It . Meanwhile, consciousness is the ultimate miracle, – and enigma. Subsecond imaging is enabling us, for the first time, to characterize a previously under-appreciated fundamental brain mechanism: Expanding It. One of the biggest problems of our time, is Alzheimer’s Disease. Our research suggests that this devastating condition is an inappropriate recapitulation of a developmental mechanis: Losing It.
Doors open at 19:00, talks 19:30-21:00
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About the speaker:
Susan Greenfield is a research scientist, author and broadcaster based in Oxford. She has held research fellowships in the Department of Physiology Oxford, the College de France Paris, and NYU Medical Center New York. She has since been awarded 32 Honorary Degrees from British and foreign universities. In 2000 she was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians. Further international recognition of her work has included the ‘Golden Plate Award’ (2003) from the Academy of Achievement, Washington, the L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (2003), from the French Government, and the 2010 Australian Medical Research Society Medal. She has held a Visiting Professorship at the Medical School, University of Melbourne, Australia and is currently President of a biotech company (www.neuro-bio.com) that she founded in 2013.