Dean Burnett

Dr Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist, blogger, sometime comedian and author. His previous books, THE IDIOT BRAIN and THE HAPPY BRAIN, were international bestsellers, while his Guardian articles have been read over sixteen million times. In EMOTIONAL IGNORANCE, he puts his own feelings under the microscope to ask where they come from, what purpose they serve, and why they make us feel the way they do. Addressing questions such as ‘Why can’t we think straight when hungry?’, ‘What’s the point of nightmares?’, and ‘Why can’t we forget embarrassing memories?’, as well as his grief at losing his dad to COVID-19, he discovers how emotions make us who we are.

Upcoming Events

Featuring Talks By:
Patrick Radden Keefe
Thomas Halliday
Suzanne Wrack
Dean Burnett
Kirsty Sedgman

5 Speakers, 15 Minutes Each - February 2023

Join us in February as we dig into prehistoric landscapes and the science of emotion, explore America's underbelly and celebrate sporting glory and England's Lionesses