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Book Group: You and Me: The Neuroscience of Identity by Susan Greenfield
Sun 2 April 2017, 10:00 – 11:00 BST
The Fruitmarket Gallery's monthly Book Group returns, bring yourself and the book to the cafe and discuss this month's book by Susan Greenfield.
Identity is a concept which has long been a favourite with philosophers, but largely avoided by brain scientists, - until now. In this neurobiological exploration, Greenfield briefly reviews the social perspective from finger prints, to faces, to signatures of the many ways we try to identity ourselves, - in vain. Given the physical brain adapts exquisitely to the environment, and the 21st Century environment is changing in unprecedented ways, are we facing correspondingly unprecedented changes to our identity?