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The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To by [Burnett, Dean]
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A neuroscientist's irreverent guide to the brain. . . . Burnett manages to both entertain and inform in engaging ways that would benefit the performance of the most humorless pedant.

An entertaining romp through the science of our mental processes . . . fascinating.--Gaia Vince, author of Adventures in the Anthropocene

Entertaining . . . offers illuminating discussions of the way the memory works, of fear and panic attacks, of our susceptibility to being conned or depressed, and of the marvels of the human senses.

I really admire Dean Burnett's work. He's very compelling and wise and rational. You know you can trust him and you know it's going to be a great read.--Jon Ronson, best-selling author of So You've Been Publicly Shamed

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Why do you lose arguments with people who know MUCH LESS than you?

Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing... but can't remember her name?

And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days, moving only to wipe the snot and tears haphazardly from your face?

Here's why: the idiot brain. For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised. For example, did you know that your memory is egotistical? That conspiracy theories and superstitions are the inevitable effects of a healthy brain? Or that alcohol can actually improve your memory?**

In The Idiot Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett tours our mysterious and mischievous grey (and white) matter. Along the way he explains the human brain's imperfections in all their glory and how these influence everything we say, do and experience. Expertly researched and entertainingly written, this book is for anyone who has wondered why their brain appears to be sabotaging their life, and what on earth it is really up to.

**Editor's note: please read the book before testing this conclusion.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 562 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0393253783
  • Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing; Main edition (16 February 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0176HBRMY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,015 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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