Your Plastic Brain
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/11/18/The_Great_Brain_Debate Baroness Susan Greenfield addresses the plasticity of the human brain and our innate ability to adapt to practically any situation. Greenfield implies a possible negative impact on the brain through the overuse of social media and digital entertainment: "If you are spending a lot of time engaged in the cyber world, what are you not doing?" ----- "The Great Brain Debate" from the Knowledge Cities World Summit in Melbourne asks the question: Do we need to protect our malleable brains from the information overload of our digital world? And, does it mean we're not using them to delve as deeply as we used to? Arguing the affirmative is Professor Susan Greenfield, a British scientist, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords, who's widely praised for her research on Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Opposing her, is a full-time champion of the Web and all things socially networked, Peter Williams, CEO of Deloitte Digital. The battle is refereed by ABC News 24's Michael Rowland.