Dean Burnett


You’ve reached the website dedicated to the work of neuroscientist, author, blogger, occasional comedian and all-round ‘science guy’ Dr Dean Burnett.

Dean is the author of the the popular Guardian Science blog ‘Brain Flapping’ (now ‘Brain Yapping’ on the Cosmic Shambles Network with accompanying podcast), the bestselling books The Idiot Brain and The Happy Brain, and is currently working towards his first book aimed at teens, Why Your Parents Are Driving You Up the Wall and What To Do About It.

Dean’s Books

Book Jacket of Psycho-Logical (UK edition)


Why Mental Health Goes Wrong – and How to Make Sense of It

The Happy Brain

The Science of Where Happiness Comes From And Why

The Idiot Brain

A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To

Latest Musing

Psycho – Logical: Launch and publicity appearances

Dean Burnett’s new book, the print edition of Psycho-Logical, is published in the UK (and Netherlands) on February 4th. In the run up to that, he will be doing as many talks, media appearances, articles and performances as possible. Pretty much all of …

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