Susan Greenfield: A Day in the Life of the Brain
Chair: Daniel Glaser
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Baroness Susan Greenfield outlines her profound yet straightforward theory about how each of us experiences and evolves an entirely personal view of the world. In this astute analysis of how consciousness works, she traces a single day in the life of the brain, exploring subjectivity, the act of dreaming, the shift from sleep to full consciousness, sensitivity to colour, the laying down of memory, the qualities of a creative mind and even the mental effects of dementia and depression. With neuroscientist Daniel Glaser.
Susan Greenfield is a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford University. A scientist, writer, broadcaster and Cross-Bench member in the House of Lords, she has been the recipient of 32 honorary degrees from both British and foreign universities, and of many awards including Chevalier Legion d'Honneur from the French Government and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians.
Daniel Glaser is a neuroscientist, currently Director of the Science Gallery at King’s College, London. He was previously Head of Engaging Science at the Wellcome Trust. Working in the realms of both science and the arts, he was the first scientist to be on the judging panel of the Man Booker Prize.