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Dean Burnett - The Happy Brain - The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

  • Kennaway House - Cellar Bar EX10 8NG (map)

Sidmouth Science Festival 2018

Do you want to be happy?  Well, of course you do. But why? What does happiness actually mean? Where does it come from? And can you buy it?

In The Happy Brain, neuroscientist and stand up comedian Dean Burnett delves deep into the inner workings of our minds to answer these fundamental questions - and many more besides. From whether happiness really begins at home [spoiler alert: yes - sort of] to what love, sex, money and success actually do to our brains, Burnett offers a uniquely entertaining insight into what it means to be human.


Tickets £3 (redeemable against a book purchase) from

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