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Book Group: You and Me: The Neuroscience of Identity by Susan Greenfield

Sunday 2 April, 2017 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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?

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The Fruitmarket Gallery
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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