Dean Burnett: The Happy Brain

Aye Write: In The Happy Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett delves deep into the inner workings of our minds to explore some fundamental questions about happiness.

Dean Burnett: The Happy Brain

About Dean Burnett: The Happy Brain

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?

Burnett unravels our complex internal lives to reveal the often surprising truth behind what makes us tick. From whether happiness really begins at home 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.

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