- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (6 October 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393354113
- ISBN-13: 978-0393354119
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 20.8 cm
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Idiot Brain – What Your Head Is Really Up To Paperback – 6 Oct 2017
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Entertaining . . . offers illuminating discussions of the way the memory works, of fear and panic attacks, of our susceptibility to being conned or depressed, and of the marvels of the human senses.
A neuroscientist's irreverent guide to the brain. . . . Burnett manages to both entertain and inform in engaging ways that would benefit the performance of the most humorless pedant.
I really admire Dean Burnett s work. He s very compelling and wise and rational. You know you can trust him and you know it s going to be a great read.--Jon Ronson, best-selling author of So You've Been Publicly Shamed"
An entertaining romp through the science of our mental processes . . . fascinating.--Gaia Vince, author of Adventures in the Anthropocene
I really admire Dean Burnett's work. He's very compelling and wise and rational. You know you can trust him and you know it's going to be a great read.--Jon Ronson, best-selling author of So You've Been Publicly Shamed
About the Author
Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist working as a lecturer and tutor for the Centre for Medical Education at Cardiff University. He writes the Guardian's most-read science blog, "Brain Flapping," and dabbles in stand-up comedy.
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It explains why the brain works and sometimes doesn't. Funny and interesting.
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