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Dr Susan Greenfield

Dr Susan Greenfield

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First broadcast: Sun 02 Mar 1997

Neuroscientist

It was while studying for a degree in psychology that this week's castaway decided to change the direction of her life and become a neuroscientist. As she dissected a slice of pickled brain, she found herself wondering whether this was the part that generated a love of Beethoven, or held the memory of a sunny, summer day. From that moment, she determined to try to discover how our personalities and thoughts derive from this slurry of soggy tissue. Twenty years later, Professor Susan Greenfield is now one of the foremost thinkers on the question of consciousness, and a leading researcher into the causes of Parkinson's disease.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Ludwig van Beethoven

2.

Castaway's favourite

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' - Ode to Joy

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Others who chose this artist

Bob Dylan

3.

Bob Dylan

Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands

Performer: Bob Dylan

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Leonard Bernstein

4.

Leonard Bernstein

Tonight (from West Side Story)

Composer: Leonard Bernstein

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George Gershwin

5.

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

Composer: George Gershwin

Others who chose this artist

Édith Piaf

6.

Édith Piaf

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

Performer: Édith Piaf

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Ray Noble

7.

Ray Noble

Love Is The Sweetest Thing

Performer: Ray Noble

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Marvin Gaye

8.

Marvin Gaye

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Performer: Marvin Gaye

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

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Luxury item

An endless supply of curry

Others who chose a similar luxury

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