Dean Burnett

Emotional Ignorance book cover - paperback version

Hi. Welcome to Dean Burnett’s website.

All the info you need about Dr Dean Burnett and his works can be found here via the relevant links. But you’ve probably found yourself here via the publicity surrounding Dean’s new book, Emotional Ignorance – Lost and Found in the Science of Emotion. This is Dean’s fifth book, and his most deeply personal and profound one to date. Written during lockdown in the midst of intense grief and isolation following the tragic loss of his father to COVID-19, it covers Dean’s effort to pin down and understand the powerful yet baffling emotions that we all experience every day of our lives. This took him from the dawn of time to the end of the universe, to the boundaries between fantasy and reality, to many different cultures, communities, and professions. And he made many incredible and surprising discoveries about how our brains work and how influential our emotions are. Want to know more? Then you could do much worse than getting Emotional Ignorance, the new book by Dr Dean Burnett. Check out the relevant links for associated publicity and live appearances.

Dean is the author of the the popular Guardian Science blog ‘Brain Flapping’ (now ‘Brain Yapping’ on the Cosmic Shambles Network), the bestselling books The Idiot Brain, The Happy Brain, Why Your Parents Are Driving You Up The Wall And What To Do About It, and Psycho-Logical.

He has just released his 5th book, ‘Emotional Ignorance’, published January 2023 in the UK.

Dean’s Books

Emotional Ignorance book cover - paperback version

Emotional Ignorance

Lost and Found in the Science of Emotion

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

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