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The future of the knowledge economy through the lens of the brain sciences

Are new technologies, such as the internet, affecting the way our brains develop and hence the way we think, behave and work?

In a recent speech to the House of Lords, Baroness Greenfield pointed out that the next generation, who are currently in education or about to enter the workforce, have lived much of their lives getting information off of a screen, either on television or online. How might that affect their developing brains – does that mean that they process information differently than previous generations? If so, what implications will this have for the way science is taught, disseminated and organised? Join our panel of speakers as they discuss how cognition will affect the knowledge economy.

This event is in association with the Work Foundation.


Dr Martin Westwell | talks
Dr Michelle Mahdon | talks
Ian Brinkley | talks


Date and Time:

13 June 2007 at 7:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Holborn Bars
138-142 Holborn

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Organised by:

The Royal Institution of Great Britain
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£8, £5 for Ri Members, Work Foundation partners and concessions

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