The idiot brain - Dean Burnett

Jacket Image
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781783350827
Published:
02 Mar 2017
Publisher:
Guardian Books
Dimensions:
viii, 328 pages: 198 x 129 x 20mm

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOODREADS BEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BOOK AWARD

Motion sickness.
Nightmares.
Forgetting people's names.
Why did I walk into this room??

For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised. In The Idiot Brain neuroscientist Dean Burnett celebrates the imperfections of the human brain in all their glory, and the impact of these quirks on our daily lives. Expertly researched and entertainingly written, this book is for anyone who has wondered why their brain seems to be sabotaging their life, and what on earth it is really up to.

Dr Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist and a stand-up comedian. He is based at the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University. His Guardian Science blog, Brain Flapping, has been viewed over 11 million times in the last two years and has been praised by many, from Lauren Laverne to Professor Brian Cox, Simon Singh to Professor Green.