Burnett's description of the neurochemistry of love and its affiliated emotions is worth the price of admission... a pleasing tour of the brain and its feel-good longings.
You should read this funny, stimulating and rewarding book. You'll be happy you did.
Charming... Dean Burnett approaches the complex, often fleeting, state of mental satisfaction with ebullient curiosity and wonder.
Readers seeking an overview of the current research on happiness, who appreciate British humor, should find it enjoyable and enlightening.
Do you want to be happy?
If so - read on. This book has all the answers.*
In The Happy Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett delves deep into the inner workings of our minds to explore some fundamental questions about happiness. For starters: what does it actually mean to be happy? Where does it come from? And is there a secret to making it last forever?
In his research into these questions - and many more besides - Burnett unravels our complex internal lives to reveal the often surprising truth behind what makes us tick. From whether happiness really begins at home (spoiler alert: yes - sort of) to what love, sex, friendship, wealth, laughter and success actually do to our brains, this book offers a uniquely entertaining insight into what it means to be human.
* Not really. Sorry. But it does have some very interesting questions, and at least the occasional answer.