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Mind Change : How Digital Technologies are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains - Susan Greenfield

Mind Change

How Digital Technologies are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains

Paperback Published: 1st September 2015
ISBN: 9781846044311
Number Of Pages: 336

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Highly topical, stimulating addition to the most important debate of our time (the effects of new technology), by one of the UK's leading neuroscientists. In Mind Change, Susan Greenfield discusses the all-pervading technologies that now surround us, and from which we derive instant information, connected identity, diminished privacy and exceptionally vivid here-and-now experiences. In her view they are creating a new environment, with vast implications, because our minds are physically adapting: being rewired. What could this mean, and how can we harness, rather than be harnessed by, our new technological milieu to create better alternatives and more meaningful lives? Using the very latest research, Mind Change is intended to incite debate as well as yield the way forward. There is no better person to explain the situation in a way we can understand, and to offer new insights on how to improve our mental capacities and well being.

About the Author

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE is a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford University. A scientist, writer, broadcaster and Cross-Bench member in the House of Lords, she specialises in applying neuroscience to fundamental issues such as the impact of 21st-century technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness, and the development of innovative approaches to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's She has been the recipient of 31 honorary degrees from both British and foreign universities , and of many awards including Chevalier Legion d'Honneur from the French Government e,and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians, as well as being selected as Honorary Australian of the Year in 2006. She appears regularly on radio and television and frequently gives talks to both the public and private sectors.

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"Greenfield asks key questions...important...should be read by technologists in particular" * Nature *
"Greenfield is not just an engaging communicator but a thoughtful, responsible scientist, and the arguments she makes are well supported and persuasive" * Mail on Sunday *
"Greenfield's admirable goal to provide an empirical basis for discussion is...an important one" * Financial Times *
"Fascinating...highly accessible...Greenfield is a lucid and thorough communicator" * Independent on Sunday *
"Greenfield has a point, however unfashionable it may be...an interesting polemic and a starting point for further debate" -- Frank Dillon * Irish Times *

Must Read book for academics and lay people

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A must-read for social scientists and lay persons interested in the impacts and implications of modern technological change. Well written, informative and thought provoking

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ISBN: 9781846044311
ISBN-10: 1846044316
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st September 2015
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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Baroness Susan Greenfield

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Susan Greenfield CBE, FRCP (Hon) 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 CEO of a biotech company Neuro Bio that she founded in 2013.  

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