Our destiny is in our brains.Leading British Science Communicator
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The Neuroscience of Destiny
Some say that humans are born with a destiny. If so, then when is our fate decided? With neuroscience, Hannah Critchlow answers this question that has no definitive answer. Speaking about the future of a person using neuroscience, she argues that most of our actions have already been predetermined. In contrast to the common belief that humans are born with free will, she says humans are affected by biological elements.
So how do we define the self? Are all my thoughts and decisions predestined? We may feel a sense of hopelessness if we stop here. Critchlow emphasizes the need to break away from the concept that fate determines everything. That's because we have our brains. The answer that can change our future is in the "brain," which accounts for only 2% of our total body mass.
Hannah explains the human body, brain, and mind everyday language based on what neuroscience has uncovered. We will contemplate on how to get away from our predestined fate and make our future a better one.
Kingsley Bye-Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge University Called one of the "Rising Stars in Biological Sciences" by the scientific journal Nature Named one of the ten leading "communicator scientists" in the UK by the Science Council Seconded to the British Neuroscience Association Author of The Science of Fate
Hannah Critchlow is a world-renowned neuroscientist and Kingsley Bye-Fellow at Magdalene College in Cambridge University. In 2014, the Science Council named her one of the UK's 100 leading practicing scientists and one of ten leading “communicator scientists.” In 2019, she was listed by Nature as one of Cambridge University's “Rising Stars in Biological Sciences.” That year, she was also elected a member of the prestigious European Dana Alliance of the Brain, which is comprised of Europe's eminent neuroscientists.
Hannah Critchlow's first book, The Science of Fate, captivated the public immediately after publication in 2019, making it onto the Sunday Times' “Top Ten Bestseller” and Amazon UK's bestseller lists. As a top scientist and communicator, she is at the forefront of popularizing science by disseminating scientific information for everyone to understand.
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