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Baroness Susan Greenfield – The 21st Century mind: Blowing it, expanding it, losing it

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Invitation to SCI’s Free Public Evening Lecture

Baroness Susan Greenfield – The 21st Century mind: Blowing it, expanding it, losing it

Wednesday 28 February 2018

  • In the UK, 850,000 people suffer from dementia, with the number set to rise to 2 million by 2051
  • Dementia currently costs over £600 million a year worldwide  
  • Mew technology may lead to unprecedented changes in brain development

The human brain’s ability to adapt to the environment is far above any other species, allowing itself to personalise through neuronal connections to create a unique mind. During her Public Evening Lecture, on 28 February 2018, Baroness Greenfield will discuss how the introduction of 21st Century technology may lead to unprecedented changes in the development our brains. Baroness Greenfield will also address how new imaging methods can visualise fundamental brain mechanisms, and how this can influence the way we treat Alzheimer’s disease.

About the speaker

Baroness Greenfield is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, where she leads a pioneering multi-disciplinary group researching neurogenerative brain mechanisms, and is the CEO of Neuro-Bio, a biotechnology start-up that is developing a new anti-Alzheimer drug based on her research. In addition, Baroness Greenfield sits in the House of Lords, since her appointment in 2001, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Throughout her career, she has been awarded an astounding 32 honorary degrees from both British and international universities and has won several awards in recognition of her work. Greenfield has previously worked as the Director of the Royal Institution (1998-2010), Chancellor of Herriot Watt University (2005-2012), and received a CBE in the Millennium New Year’s Honours List. Also a best-selling author, she has written 10 books relating to neuroscience and consciousness.

Date for your diary:     Wednesday 28 February 2018
Venue:                          SCI HQ, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS

Reception opens at 18.00 and the lecture starts at 18.30. This is a free event.

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