Dean Burnett, author of "Happy Brain" (BS 149)

Dr. Dean Burnett from Cardiff Wales enjoys sharing neuroscience with his unique sense of humor. In his first book Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up, he debunked several myths about the power of the human brain. In his new book Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why Burnett takes us beyond oversimplifications, such as “dopamine causes happiness,” and explores the complex role that things like humor and fame play in our lives. This is an episode for listeners of all backgrounds.

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