The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why
The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why by Dean Burnett .. Do you want to be happy?
If so - read on. This book has all the answers!
Not really. Sorry. But it does have some very interesting questions, and at least the occasional answer.
The enthusiasm for and expectation of happiness are so widespread today that fundamental questions about it are often overlooked. For starters, the most basic question of all: where does happiness come from? Is it your brain - a mere concoction of chemicals, or network of neurons? Is it in fact your gut? [Spoiler alert: yes. Sort of.] Or is it external? Is it love or sex or money or success? And what are these doing to our brains anyway?
In The Happy Brain, Neuroscientist Dean Burnett delves into our most private selves to investigate what causes happiness, where it comes from, and why we are so desperate to hang onto it. The questions he raises are ones we so rarely ask today, but they address a major part of what it means to be a modern-day human.
The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To
The Idiot Brain pdf by Dean Burnett From attention mechanisms to memory processing, the neuroscience of sleep and the psychology of superstition, neuroscientist Dean Burnett explores the surprising workings of the brain and the bemusing behaviours these cause in everyday life.
Unpredictable and entertaining, Burnett's account gives us up-to-date research and the principles of neuroscience along the way. Looking at memory, intelligence, observation, social interaction and personality, Burnett explains why:
* memory is like a doting mother;
* tall people are more intelligent;
* criticism is more powerful than praise;
* we remember faces before names;
* a glass of wine can refresh your memory;
* and you can't be 'a little bit OCD'.