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

Psycho-Logical audiobook cover

Psycho-Logical (audiobook)

A detailed look at what's going on in the brain when mental health goes awry

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, and Dean’s mental health focus

It is very exciting to announce that the *print* edition of Dean Burnett’s book, all about mental health and how it works in terms of the functioning of the brain, will be published on February 4th, 2021 (in the UK and the Netherlands, thus far) You ca …

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