Lecture: Baroness Susan Greenfield, "The Brain, Consciousness and Controversies"

Past Event

10 November 2008, 1:00am

The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street<br /> London<br /> W1S 4BS

Consciousness is one of the major unsolved puzzles in science today. How do the salty taste and crunchy texture of potato crisps, the unmistakable smell of cut grass, or the awfulness of a throbbing tooth pain, emerge from the physical brain?

Susan Greenfield and Christof Koch will briefly summarise what is known about the biology and neurology of consciousness, outline the limits to our knowledge and describe ongoing experiments in people and animals. The speakers will highlight two quite distinct theoretical approaches to the neuronal basis of consciousness. As will become apparent, even though both are neuroscientists there are many areas where they fundamentally disagree!

The evening will be chaired by Joseph Dial, Director, Mind Science Foundation.

Please note that this event will be filmed as part of a pilot programme and by attending you are consenting to your image possibly appearing in this programme.

Tickets cost £8, £6 concessions, £4 RI members