Are we really the masters of our own destiny? Neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow shows how far our future is already hardwired in our brains in this conversation event with Zoë Gameau.
So many of us believe that we are free to shape our own destiny. But what if free will doesn’t exist? What if our lives are largely predetermined, hardwired in our brains – and our choices over what we eat, who we fall in love with, even what we believe are not real choices at all?
Neuroscience is challenging everything we think we know about ourselves, revealing how we make decisions and form our own reality, unaware of the role of our unconscious minds.
Leading neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow draws vividly from everyday life and other experts in their field to show the extraordinary potential, as well as dangers, which come with being able to predict our likely futures – and looking at how we can alter what’s in store for us.
Lucid, illuminating, awe-inspiring – The Science of Fate revolutionises our understanding of who we are – and empowers us to help shape a better future for ourselves and the wider world.
When: Tuesday 25 February, 6.00pm – 7.15pm
Where: Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay. Google Map
Tickets: $20 Members / $25 General
Dr Hannah Critchlow is the Science Outreach Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, and has been named a Top 100 UK Scientist by the Science Council for her work in science communication. She is listed as one of the University of Cambridge’s ‘inspirational and successful women in science’ and appears regularly on TV, radio and at festivals to discuss and explore the brain.
Praise for The Science of Fate
The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller
‘A truly fascinating – if unnerving – read’ – The Telegraph
‘We can all benefit from Critchlow’s book’ – New Scientist
‘Acute, mind-opening, highly accessible – this book doesn’t just explain how our lives might pan out, it helps us live better’ – Bettany Hughes
‘A humane and highly readable account of the neuroscience that underpins our ideas of free will and fate.’ – Professor David Runciman