At least it’s not Twitter

Susan Greenfield, the neuroscientist who seems to have given up on science but constantly appears in the media telling people that ‘the internet can damage your brain,’ now has a website and a YouTube channel.

A sense of irony, however, seems still to be on pre-order from Amazon.

Link to but DON’T RISK IT (via @vinwalsh)


  1. kathy lowen
    Posted February 29, 2012 at 2:44 am | Permalink

    Yeah, the um, “baroness” does appear do be a bit of a ditz, but she’s also not the first to suggest that our relationship with technology is really a reciprocal one, with it changing us at least as much as we change it.
    BTW, if even a fraction of all that is true, let alone her exaggerated claims, then arguably we’ve already reached the so-called “Singularity”, the point at which humanity’s future has become so inextricably linked with technology, that as a species we’re headed into totally uncharted territory… technological, social, biological, cultural, and otherwise.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted February 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Complete with brain images to show that it’s not just “psychology”, it’s “scientific”!

  3. Ilari
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    I have no previous knowledge of this “Baroness” character, but surely the inescapable omnipresence of the internet in our lives is totally revolutionizing the way our minds work, not necessarily in a good way.
    Denial hardly is the way to go here.

  4. Posted March 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Ilari: That’s exactly the problem though. She’s (probably) the most prominent example of someone talking about that issue, and she’s completely rubbish; you’re right that we need a serious look at it. She’s not it. She gets in the way of it.

  5. David
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    “the inescapable omnipresence of the internet in our lives is totally revolutionizing the way our minds work”

    If you subtract the hyperbolic and speculative elements of that assertion, I agree that:
    the Internet may be changing the way that we think our minds work.

    But, of course, we’ll also need that very Internet to help researchers collaborate on that theory.

  6. LeonRover
    Posted March 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Yeah,dear ol’ Susan.

    Way past her sell-by date – a brownfield site – suitable for re-development.

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