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Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE FRCP (Hon)

Really Interesting Women

Ep. 72 Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE FRCP (Hon)Baroness Susan Greenfield is, by any standards, quite an extraordinary woman. An English scientist, writer, broadcaster, and member of the House of Lords, she has held research fellowships in the Department of Physiology Oxford, the College de France Paris, and NYU Medical Center New York. She has been awarded 32 Honorary Degrees from British and foreign universities.  From 1998- 2010 she served as Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.  She is known for her role in popularising science through her many public lectures and appearances on radio and television as well as her many published papers and several books about the brain, including the British best seller – The Human Brain: A Guided Tour. She is now CEO of an incredible biotech company (www.neuro-bio.com) which she founded in 2013 to develop a disruptive approach to Alzheimer’s disease based on her research exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neurodegeneration. She’s regularly listed as one of the most influential women in Britain. And she’s a lot of fun.  As she closes in on an early detection system and potential cure for Alzheimer’s disease, she’s promised, when it does happen, to join me in dancing in the streets to mark the occasion. I’ve alerted her already that I’m limbering up. We all hope it’s sooner rather than later. The little I know of Lady Greenfield makes me realise that she will be relentless in making it happen.  Head to the link in my bio to listen to this episode.  www.susangreenfield.comwww.neuro-bio.com

38mins

2 Mar 2022

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Season 4, Episode 2: Interview with Baroness Susan Greenfield - Plasticity and the future of Alzheimer's

Carpe Diem Connections

In this episode, I interview Baroness Susan Greenfield, a renowned neuroscientist about Brain Plasticity and the Future of Alzheimer's. Blog Post: https://www.carpediemday.com/baroness-susan-greenfield-talks-about-the-future-of-alzheimers/ YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_3SsrTNxD8 I’ve been looking forward to my interview with Baroness Susan Greenfield since I heard her speak at the Douglas Adams Memorial lecture in March. Besides being a world renowned neuroscientist on the verge of discovering a cure for Alzheimer’s, she’s an interesting and entertaining speaker! She’s the epitome of what many of us yearn to be: highly intelligent, funny, and working on unraveling some of the biggest mysteries of the mind, including the meaning of consciousness. She also is an entrepreneur. In 2013, she co-founded Neuro-Bio, a company that develops diagnostic tests and therapeutics to help in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. In our interview, I asked Dr. Greenfield about her views on a cure. She mentioned the recent FDA approval of the controversial Biogen announcement of a drug claiming to slow down the progress of Alzheimer’s. She expressed more hope and optimism about the approach and drug under development at Neuro-Bio. Though not available to the public yet due to regulatory phases, Dr. Greenfield indicated that, with fair winds, it might be “two years away.” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carpediemconnections/message

24mins

12 Jun 2021

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Susan Greenfield, Neuro-Bio

Careers in Discovery

"Don't become a scientist for status, don't do it impress people, don't do it to get rich. Only do it if the work itself is something that you find irresistible, because you'll have to work long hours for little money and no security. You have to have a real passion for it." Baroness Susan Greenfield is, among other things, a scientist, author, broadcaster, member of the House of Lords and the CEO of Neuro-Bio, a company treading a truly novel path on a mission to cure Alzheimer's.  Susan was our guest on Careers in Discovery as we explored her journey from classicist to scientist to CEO, the unique challenges still faced by female scientists in academia and Biotech, and why resilience & determination are key qualities to develop.  Enjoy!

43mins

9 Jun 2021

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Your amazing brain, self-identity and consciousness, with the legendary Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield

The MindBodyBrain Project

Today's episode is an exploration of your brain with a quite incredible person.  Baroness Susan greenfield is a professor at Oxford university, an honorary Australian and the CEO of a Biotech company called Neuro Bio.  She has published 10 books and been awarded 32 honorary degrees by British & foreign universities.Her work has aimed to uncover some of the most elusive questions about the brain, such as what is consciousness and what can we do to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease. In today's session we delve into both of those topics and also explore neuroplasticity, how to keep your brain healthy, the negative impact of today's hyper-stimulating environment on our brains and especially those of kids. Here is Susan's website, where you find out more about her and find her books, research and Bio-tech company, Neuro Bio. here's what we talked about and when:Start -  Susan's working class background and journey to Oxford university8:44 -  How Susan ended up in the area of neuroscience11:06 -  how our brain's have allowed us to be the dominant species on earth18:20 - The personalisation of your brain19:56 - Your brain's incredible potential for neuroplasticity24:15 - The impact of today's hyper-stimulating environment on brain development and function33:40 - The value of free play and imagination37:20 - The famous piano experiment, brain function & the risks of multi-tasking43:44 - Susan's top 3 recommendations for keeping your brain healthy50:49 - A potential game-changing discovery for Alzheimer's Disease

1hr 4mins

20 Mar 2021

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MBS285 - A Day in the Life of the Brain with Dr. Susan Greenfield (World Renowned Neuroscientist)

Matt Brown Show

Susan Greenfield has been awarded 32 Honorary Degrees from British and foreign universities and in 2000 was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians. Susan was both an undergraduate and graduate at Oxford University, taking a DPhil in the Department of Pharmacology in 1977. Each of us has a unique, subjective inner world, one that we can never share directly with anyone else. But how do our physical brains actually give rise to this rich and varied experience of consciousness? In this ground-breaking episode, internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Susan Greenfield brings together a series of astonishing new, empirically-based insights into consciousness as she traces a single day in the life of your brain. Greenfield explores how our daily experiences are translated into a tangle of cells, molecules, and chemical blips, thereby probing the enduring mystery of how our brains create our individual selves.

57mins

12 Oct 2020

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10 - Baroness Susan Greenfield explores the neuroscience of teaching, learning and digital technology

Bastow Educational Leadership podcast

How do school leaders get the most out of technology for their teachers and students? Baroness Susan Greenfield knows the brain evolves with every experience. And while technology can be a positive learning tool, its impact on the brain and a young person’s sense of identity still needs further exploration.

33mins

8 Oct 2019

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Mind Neuroscience: Baroness Susan Greenfield

Real Rover

The hard problem of consciousness? What problem? A leading neuroscientist shares with us the remarkable facts about what we do know and what we definitely do not know about the brain. In this interview she makes it abundantly clear what the brilliant research promises and also what it has not yet and may never be able to deliver: how the water changes into wine in her own words. A truly enlightening talk with a scientist who robustly veers away from speculation and retains her focus on what neuroscience can do to help people with Alzheimer's disease.

43mins

11 Sep 2019

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Susan Greenfield, “You and Me: The Neuroscience of Identity” (Notting Hill Editions, 2016)

New Books in Sociology

What makes you who you are? What makes you distinct from me? What is identity? In the book You and Me: The Neuroscience of Identity (Notting Hill Editions, 2016), Baroness Susan Greenfield scientifically dives into concepts of identity from, a biological perspective, that are usually reserved for philosophers.In this interview Dr. Greenfield discusses individual and cultural identity, what they mean, and how they are formed. She talks about why people believe irrational things that all evidence points to being incorrect, such as men are superior to women. She even talks about the effects of digital and social media on the brain.Listen to this interview and explore the neuroscience of identity. Jeremy Corr is the co-host of the hit Fixing Healthcare podcast along with industry thought leader Dr. Robert Pearl. A University of Iowa history alumnus, Jeremy is curious and passionate about all things healthcare, which means he’s always up for a good discussion! Reach him at jeremyccorr@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

38mins

21 Aug 2018

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Susan Greenfield, “You and Me: The Neuroscience of Identity” (Notting Hill Editions, 2016)

New Books in Anthropology

What makes you who you are? What makes you distinct from me? What is identity? In the book You and Me: The Neuroscience of Identity (Notting Hill Editions, 2016), Baroness Susan Greenfield scientifically dives into concepts of identity from, a biological perspective, that are usually reserved for philosophers.In this interview Dr. Greenfield discusses individual and cultural identity, what they mean, and how they are formed. She talks about why people believe irrational things that all evidence points to being incorrect, such as men are superior to women. She even talks about the effects of digital and social media on the brain.Listen to this interview and explore the neuroscience of identity. Jeremy Corr is the co-host of the hit Fixing Healthcare podcast along with industry thought leader Dr. Robert Pearl. A University of Iowa history alumnus, Jeremy is curious and passionate about all things healthcare, which means he’s always up for a good discussion! Reach him at jeremyccorr@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/anthropology

38mins

21 Aug 2018

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Susan Greenfield, “You and Me: The Neuroscience of Identity” (Notting Hill Editions, 2016)

New Books in Psychology

What makes you who you are? What makes you distinct from me? What is identity? In the book You and Me: The Neuroscience of Identity (Notting Hill Editions, 2016), Baroness Susan Greenfield scientifically dives into concepts of identity from, a biological perspective, that are usually reserved for philosophers.In this interview Dr. Greenfield discusses individual and cultural identity, what they mean, and how they are formed. She talks about why people believe irrational things that all evidence points to being incorrect, such as men are superior to women. She even talks about the effects of digital and social media on the brain.Listen to this interview and explore the neuroscience of identity. Jeremy Corr is the co-host of the hit Fixing Healthcare podcast along with industry thought leader Dr. Robert Pearl. A University of Iowa history alumnus, Jeremy is curious and passionate about all things healthcare, which means he’s always up for a good discussion! Reach him at jeremyccorr@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/psychology

38mins

21 Aug 2018

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