Why can't we think straight when hungry? What's the point of nightmares? And why can't we forget embarrassing memories?
After losing his dad to Covid-19, Dean Burnett found himself wondering what life would be like without them. And so, he decided to put his feelings under the microscope – for science.
In this talk, Dean takes us on an incredible journey of discovery, stretching from the origins of life to the end of the universe. Combining expert analysis, brilliant humour and powerful insights into the grieving process, Dean uncovers how, far from holding us back, our emotions make us who we are.
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Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist, lecturer, author, blogger, podcaster, pundit, science communicator,and comedian. Previously employed as a psychiatry tutor and lecturer at the Cardiff University Centre for Medical Education, Dean is currently an honorary research associate at Cardiff Psychology School, as well as a Visiting Industry Fellow at Birmingham City University. He is the best selling author of Emotional Ignorance, The Happy Brain and The Idiot Brain.