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The Neuroscience of Consciousness

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE | 1:34:19


So good evening. What a great audience. So welcome to the final lecture in the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute public seminar series. I would firstly like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land in which this event is taking place, the land of the Wurundjeri and pay respect to their elders and families. My name is Kevin Kirkpatrick. I'm director of the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute at the University of Melbourne, the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute or m&s, we like to call it is the principal body for the promotion of cross disciplinary research. In the Neurosciences at the University of Melbourne. The MMI supports engages and facilitates high quality projects, with an emphasis on value adding through coordination of effort and collaboration and aims to showcase the university's progress in fundamental translational and clinical research in the neurosciences and related disciplines.

We're very pleased to be hosting Baron our Suzanne Greenfield CPA here at CB here at the University of Melbourne. Susan is British neuroscientist, writer, broadcaster and a member of the House of Lourdes. specialising in the physiology of the brain, Susan researches the impact of 21st century technologies on the mind how the brain generates consciousness and interrogate novel approaches to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Susan Greenfield was an undergraduate at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She took a De Fille at the University Department of Pharmacology at Oxford, and subsequently held research fellowships in the Department of Physiology Oxford, the College of France, Paris and NYU. In 1985, she was appointed university lecturer in synaptic pharmacology and fellow in tutoring medicine linkage College, Oxford, becoming a full professor in 1996, has since been awarded 30 honorary degrees from the British and from a number of British and foreign universities. In 1998, she was appointed director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and she's currently director of the Institute for the Future of the mind at the James Martin 21st century school, as well as a senior research fellow at Lincoln College and Honorary Fellow at St Hilda's college all at the at Oxford University.

Susan Greenfield holds a multidisciplinary research held heads a multidisciplinary research group exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neuro degeneration. She also studies the physical basis of the mind. In 1995, she published her own theory of consciousness journey to the centers of the mind, which is further developed in the publication the private life of the brain. In 2000. edition she was has developed an interest in the young mind, and the impact of 21st century technologies on how young minds think and feel. Having said all this, it is a great pleasure pleasure to invite Baroness Professor Greenfield to deliver her lecture, the neuroscience of consciousness, thank you.

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