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Happy Brain

Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Dean Burnett

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/29/2018)
MP3 CD (11/27/2018)

Description

“You should read this funny, stimulating and rewarding book. You’ll be happy you did.” —Guardian


The pursuit of happiness is one of the most enduring quests of human life. But where does happiness come from, why do we need it, and what does it have to do with the brain? In this delightful sequel to Idiot Brain, Dean Burnett combines cutting-edge theories of the science of emotions with interviews and contributions from relationship experts, psychology professors, comedy writers, celebrities, and pretty much anyone else involved in bringing about happiness in others. Witty and perceptive, humorous and enlightening, Happy Brain explores a fascinating aspect of modern neuroscience, and in the process discovers something about what it means to be human.





Praise For Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Dean Burnett approaches the complex, often fleeting, state of mental satisfaction with ebullient curiosity and wonder.
— Salon

You should read this funny, stimulating and rewarding book. You’ll be happy you did.
— The Guardian

A pleasing tour of the
brain and its feel-good longings.
— Kirkus Reviews

Dean Burnett is a real funny cat, and I adore him and his brain.
— Whoopi Goldberg

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393356953, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2019



About the Author

Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist and research associate at the Centre for Medical Education at Cardiff University. He writes a popular science blog called Brain Yapping for the Cosmic Shambles Network and dabbles in stand-up comedy. He lives in Cardiff, Wales.