The hugely popular Guardian Brain Flapping science blogger, Dean Burnett, comes to Oxford to talk about his new book: The Idiot Brain.
It is a surprising, funny and mind-bending examination of how and why the brain sabotages our behaviour.
Dr Dean Burnett has spent nearly two decades studying the human brain, the most complex, mysterious object in the known universe. In the same way that flaws begin to show when you spend too much time with one person, over time Burnett has come to learn that the human brain can be quite unreliable. The Idiot Brain explores the many ways in which the brain does things inefficiently, illogically or just plain stupidly, and how these regularly end up influencing our everyday lives and the world around us.
From attention mechanisms to memory processing, the neuroscience of sleep and the psychology of superstition, The Idiot Brain highlights all manner of ways in which the brain is flawed or shoddy, how these impact on our lives in countless ways, and how it’s OK to laugh at all this regardless.
Copies of The Idiot Brain will be on sale at this event at the discounted price of £8
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