The Neuroscience of Creativity

Susan Adele Greenfield

In this lecture from Baroness Susan Greenfield, a British scientist, writer, broadcaster, member of the House of Lords and Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Lincoln College Oxford, the neurological and psychiatric scenarios where individuals are more creative than the norm, are explored.

Could there be common features in these diverse cases that could give a clue to the creative and even the “aha” moment of creative insight itself ?

Baroness Susan Greenfield is also Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and has worked to research and bring attention to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

As well as several honorary degrees, Greenfield has been awarded the Royal Society’s Michael Faraday Prize, and in January 2000, received the CBE for her contributions to the public understanding of science. Dimbleby Lecturer 1999. Hon Australian of the Year 2006. She is a Patron of the Alzheimer’s Research Trust. In 2003, she was given the French Légion d’honneur, and in June 2001, she was created a life peer, as Baroness Greenfield, of Ot Moor in the County of Oxfordshire.

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