Shortlisted for the Goodreads Best Science and Technology Book Award.’
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.
About the Author
Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist, blogger, sometimes-comedian and author. He lives in Cardiff, and is currently an honorary research associate at the Cardiff University Psychology School. He is an ambassador for the mental health charity ReThink, and has received the Public Engagement of Neuroscience award from the British Neuroscience Association. His books The Idiot Brain and The Happy Brain were international bestsellers published in over 20 countries. His Guardian articles have been read over 16 million times and he currently writes the ‘Brain Yapping’ blog for the Cosmic Shambles network.