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The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up to

The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up to (Paperback)

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This book was 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.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesNeurosciencesScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing Publication Date: 02/03/2017 ISBN-13: 9781783350827  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist working as a tutor and lecturer based at Cardiff University's Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences. He has been dabbling in stand-up and comedy writing for over a decade. His Guardian Science blog, 'Brain Flapping', has been viewed over 13 million times in the last three years.

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