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Chemicals and Consciousness

Baroness Susan Greenfield will explore the mood modifying and consciousness changing effects of specific drugs.

Friday 6 May

Consciousness is now attracting the attention of scientists as well as philosophers. Despite the attempts of physicists and mathematicians to model consciousness in artificial systems, there is a need to understand consciousness in a way that caters for the diverse range of chemicals operating in the brain; how else might one explain the various mood modifying and consciousness changing effects of specific drugs?
In this talk, Baroness Greenfield will explore a list of properties that would be required of the physical brain, to cater for the subjectivity of consciousness.

“Like electricity, Greenfield can be shocking, but also illuminating. She is a star turn on the lecture circuit, delivering rapid-fire commentary on the neurochemistry of the brain.” The Guardian.

Director of The Royal Institution, Baroness Greenfield has frequently appeared in television including her BBC series “Brain Story”.


Baroness Susan Greenfield | talks | www


Date and Time:

6 May 2005 at 5:00 pm


1 hour



The Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street
01865 305305
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Organised by:

Science Oxford Live
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£6 adults £4 children

Available from:

01865 305305 or www.oxfordplayhouse.com

Additional Information:

Organised by The Oxford Trust in partnership with The Oxford Playhouse

Ths is a Science in the City event, part of Evolving City

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