Dean Burnett

Neuroscientist writer/humourist. Author of 'The Idiot Brain' 'The Happy Brain' & 'Brain Yapping' at the Cosmic Shambles network. deanburnett.com

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Are we really on the brink of a cure for Alzheimer’s?
September, 25 2018
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So long and thanks for all the clicks
July, 31 2018
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Zero to hero: the psychological benefits of Gareth Southgate’s experience
July, 6 2018
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The true secret of happiness? Accepting that there isn’t one
May, 3 2018
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Why are kittens so cute? You asked Google – here's the answer
April, 11 2018
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Delete Facebook? That’s as hard as giving up sugar
March, 23 2018
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Why astrology is turning to millennials
March, 14 2018
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Crack and cheese: do pleasurable things really affect your brain like drugs?
February, 13 2018
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How 'provocative clothes' affect the brain – and why it's no excuse for assault
January, 25 2018
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Antidepressants: Please, PLEASE, do not just abandon your meds!
January, 24 2018
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Is everything Johann Hari knows about depression wrong?
January, 8 2018
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Festive stress: why the Christmas season can be anything but merry
December, 20 2017
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Divine intervention: yes, water companies using dowsing really is that bad
November, 22 2017
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No, there hasn’t been a human 'head transplant', and there may never be
November, 17 2017
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Why 'how I afforded a house' articles are misleading – and bad psychologically
November, 16 2017
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The neuroscience of no regrets: why people still support Brexit and Trump
November, 9 2017
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'It was a different era': how people understand the concept of time
November, 2 2017
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Universities! Here's your treachery-free post-Brexit syllabus
October, 26 2017
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Is Harvey Weinstein a sex addict?
October, 12 2017
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Why rejecting the modern world is a privileged fantasy
September, 22 2017
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Why religious belief isn't a delusion – in psychological terms, at least
September, 21 2017
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The BBC needs to accept that Nigel Lawson doesn’t exist
August, 11 2017
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Painful progress: how evolution muddled human breastfeeding
July, 11 2017
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How do antidepressants actually work?
July, 10 2017
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Dear Michael Gove; when do I get my refund?
July, 3 2017
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Too young to vote? The science of maturity
June, 13 2017
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Could Paris Syndrome explain Theresa May’s campaign meltdowns?
June, 6 2017
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Trump science: homeopathy is definitely the best approach for CO2 levels
June, 2 2017
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'A little bit OCD': the downside of mental health awareness
May, 10 2017
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The perfect memory: does it even exist?
April, 27 2017
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Get moving, grandad! Exercise improves brain health in the over 50s
April, 26 2017
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How the media warp science: the case of the sensationalised satnav
March, 23 2017
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Why you should NOT let Ben Carson drill a hole in your head
March, 7 2017
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How internet porn caused the rise of Donald Trump
February, 27 2017
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Is Simon Cowell to blame for the end of western civilisation?
January, 25 2017
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'Alternative facts' are now threatening our roast potatoes. Enough!
January, 23 2017
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Depressing day: an ode to Blue Monday
January, 16 2017
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Keep lit: how to lose weight without giving up alcohol
January, 3 2017
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Mental illness and poverty: you can't tackle one without the other
December, 13 2016
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It's impossible for robots to steal your job
December, 6 2016
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How to stop teenagers sexting
December, 2 2016
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Drink and be merry: why alcohol makes us feel good, then doesn’t
November, 29 2016
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It’s only wrong when YOU do it! The psychology of hypocrisy
November, 17 2016
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Thriller: why do our brains allow us to enjoy being scared?
October, 28 2016
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Coulrophobia: why clowns trigger our fear reflexes
October, 14 2016
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Do alpha males even exist?
October, 10 2016
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Is the internet killing our brains?
October, 8 2016
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The c-word that never was: how your senses deceive you
September, 15 2016
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Beyond burkinis: why science suggests ALL clothes should be banned
August, 25 2016
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Does music really help you concentrate?
August, 20 2016
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Dean Burnett is a writer who has produced content for theconversation.com, buzzfeed.com, and theguardian.com
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