Mind Change: How digital technologies are leaving their mark on our brains
With Baroness Susan Greenfield
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Podcast available HERE (mp3 format 30 MB)
There is no doubt that cyber technology is having a marked effect on 21st century societies.
In this lecture Baroness Susan Greenfield will ask us to consider a world that was unimaginable only a few decades ago: a place where instant information, ever-expanding connections and vibrant experiences out-compete reality, and ask some challenging questions about the effects of this new environment on the human brain.
Just as climate change is recognised as a global phenomenon, she argues that we should recognise a new era of Mind Change and that ‘what we decide to do about it, is surely the most far reaching and exciting challenge of our time’.
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.
Co-presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and RiAUS.
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