Professor Steven Rose ‘Can Neuroscience Explain the Mind’
How close are we to solving the mystery of consciousness? How effective and appropriate are treatments for depression and Alzheimer’s Disease? Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in fact the symptom of a social, rather than brain, disorder? What can brain imaging techniques reveal about us? For most of us, the mind is a safe and private refuge; will it remain so?
Extraordinary new windows into brain function are now being opened, and this lecture Steven Rose discusses the ethics and the implications of these neurotechnologies.
Steven Rose is a professor of Neurobiology at The Open University and the University of London. This talk was given as part of the 2007 Unesco NZ Science Lectures, on Thursday 8 March, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand.
He is also a successful author. Some of his books include ‘Not in Our Genes‘ and ‘Alas Poor Darwin’
His latest book “Genes, Cells and Brains: The Promethean Promises of the New Biology”