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), 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 is currently completing his 5th book, ‘Emotional Ignorance’, published January 2023 in the UK.

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

Why Does This Thing Exist? (Podcast)

Hello! If you’re reading this, it suggests you have at least some vague interest in what prominent neuroscience author Dr Dean Burnett (i.e. me) is up to. That’s very nice of you. With that in mind, I’d urge you to check out my new podcast, Why Does Th …

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