Susan Greenfield – Baroness of the Brain
Love Her or Loathe Her, Just Don’t Ignore What This Top Scientist Is Saying About Your Brain
Baroness Susan Greenfield is one of the most interesting scientists alive. Reviled by some, admired by others, never short of a piercing insight and a provocative soundbite… Susan Greenfield is arguably the most fearsomely intelligent, mini-skirted scientist on the planet. And she’s everywhere.
But who is the real Susan Greenfield – and what is she really saying to us?
On tonight’s show, we go head-to-head. And not just with our guest: but with her critics, too.
Susan certainly invites controversy. Maybe she even courts it (make your own mind up when you listen to her). Yet many of her critics seem motivated more by misogyny than by a desire to have a serious discussion. Others seem affronted that she dares raise contentious topics in the first place.
Susan claims not to be bothered by critics… well, check that out for yourself, too.
Her new book is Mind Change, in which she questions how digital technology may be re-wiring our minds. She focuses on three areas. How social networking may be affecting our interpersonal skills and our identity; how computer gaming is impacting attention spans; and how the use of search engines may be changing the ways we think, learn and remember.
Big and important questions, yes? Too big for other media (yes Stephen Sackur and HARDtalk, we’re looking at you). Tonight’s show embraces everything that makes Litopia After Dark such a unique and wild flame.
As mentioned on the show, you can contact Baroness Susan Greenfield through her website.
We couldn’t do it without you, and that’s the truth. You really do keep us on the air.
If you value truly independent broadcasting – not beholden to special interest groups, the curse of political correctness or some nefarious media baron – then please support us now.
Here are our goals…
Goal #1: We Go Weekly!
We’d love to be with you more often than once a month. But every show needs a lot of time to prepare… Our first goal is to produce a top-quality show every week – please help us get there!
Goal #2: We Go Video!
Wouldn’t it be nice to see our guests? Video will add a new dimension to what we do (and yes, we’ll always have top-quality audio available, too).
Goal #3: We Go On The Road!
Help LAD get off our tushies and produce some of the best location shows you’ve ever heard. We can do it – with your help!
You can cancel at any time (but we hope you won’t!). And thank you – your kind patronage truly makes all the difference.