Happy Brain

Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Dean Burnett (Author, Cardiff University)

 

Neuroscientist Dean Burnett dives into the squishy science and bubbly feelings of what happiness means.

The pursuit of happiness is one of the most common and enduring quests of human life. It’s what drives us to get a job, fall in love, watch stand-up comedy, have questionable obsessions, and come home at the end of the day. But where does happiness come from, and why do we need it so much? Is lasting, permanent happiness possible—or should it be? And what does any of this have to do with the brain?

In his delightful sequel to Idiot Brain, Dean Burnett combines cutting-edge theories of the science of emotions with interviews of dozens of people on the happiness scale, from relationship coaches to celebrity millionaires, in an attempt to unveil what makes our happy-dometer tick. Witty and perceptive, humorous and enlightening, Happy Brain explores a fascinating aspect of modern neuroscience, and in the process discovers something about what it means to be human.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • Forthcoming May 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-393-65134-8
  • 6.1 × 9.3 in / 336 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Singapore and Malaysia, but excluding Canada, the rest of the British Commonwealth and the European Union.

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