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

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

Brain Yapping – The PODCAST!

Amongst all the other things he’s become embroiled in, Dean Burnett is now launching a new podcast! Brain Yapping shares a title and hosts with his popular new blog for the Cosmic Shambles network.

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