The Idiot Brain

A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To

Dean Burnett
AUD $29.99
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From the hugely popular Guardian science blogger, a surprising, funny and mind-bending examination of how and why the brain sabotages our behaviour.

Unpredictable and entertaining, Burnett's account gives us up-to-date research and the principles of neuroscience along the way. Looking at memory, intelligence, observation, social interaction and personality, Burnett explains why: memory is like a doting mother; tall people are more intelligent; criticism is more powerful than praise; we remember faces before names; a glass of wine can refresh your memory and you can't be 'a little bit OCD'.

Author bio:

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.

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9781783350810
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Guardian Books
Pub Date: March 2016
Page Extent: 336
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Popular science

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