The Happy Brain
- The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why
- Narrated by: Matt Addis
- Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-05-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
If so - listen. This audiobook 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 on to 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.
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By Richard McFerran on 17-05-18
Well worth a read...
This is Dean Burnett's second book (First was 'The Idiot Brain') and it was as equally informative, entertaining and humorous. Matt Addis' narration style complements Dean Burnett in such a way, you can almost hear Dean talking in the first person because the narration brings out the emotion and humour in the book perfectly.
Despite Dean's claim that both his books are NOT 'self-help books', the information within the books has driven many positive changes in my life. I have not read any other books that have had such a profound and positive effect on me, so they are the best NOT 'self-help books I have ever read.
Thank you Dean for such an excellent book, and thank you Matt for bringing it to life with your flawless narration style. When are you releasing the third? How about a book on Pain Management?
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