Eminent Alzheimer’s neuroscientist gives free public lecture

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE is an expert on neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimers’s and Parkinson’s and her latest book Mind Change, focuses on how today’s digital technologies are leaving their mark on our brains.  

As one of the UK’s foremost neuroscientists she is delivering a free public lecture on April 20 at Northumbria University in Newcastle, pictured above.

Renowned UK neuroscientist Susan Greenfield CBE.

Renowned UK neuroscientist Susan Greenfield CBE.

The scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords specialises in researching the brain.

In her public lecture, entitled A Day in the Life of the Brain: The Neuroscience of Consciousness from Dawn to Dusk, she will explore how objective events in the brain are processed over the course of a day and realised as subjective experiences.

“Consciousness is the ultimate miracle, however, most people take this subjective inner state for granted without ever reflecting on what is actually happening in their brain,” Baroness Greenfield said.

A senior research fellow at Oxford University, Baroness Greenfield is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the British Science Association and the London Science Museum.

She is a patron of Alzheimer’s Research UK and has been awarded the L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur from the French government and the Australian Society for Medical Research Medal.

Northumbria University awarded Baroness Greenfield an Honorary Doctorate of Science in 2015 for her ground-breaking research into Alzheimer’s disease.

“This lecture will follow a day in the life of the brain, gaining insights into cutting edge neuroscience, as well as contemplating the future of this type of research and how this will lead to a more meaningful understanding of consciousness,” she added.


Baroness Greenfield’s lecture A Day in the Life of the Brain: The Neuroscience of Consciousness from Dawn to Dusk will be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday, April 20, in its Business and Law Building on City Campus East. Admission is free and refreshments will be available from 6pm.

To book a place, click here