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The question of 'how the brain works' is far too global and vague to have any meaning in terms of setting up specific experiments. What we need to do instead, is to tackle more specific questions which will in the end contribute to a finer understanding of this secretive mass of tissue in which is somehow locked the essence of our personalities.

The question we shall explore in this lecture arises from the most obvious feature of the brain; that it is made up of distinct compartments. Do each of these regions have a separate function and if so, what are they?

This is the first lecture in the series on Exploring the Brain.

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This event was on Wed, 29 Nov 1995

Baroness Greenfield

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE

Professor of Physic

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE is a scientist, writer, broadcaster, and member of the House of Lords. Professor Greenfield was the Gresham Professor of Physic between...

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