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Author Burnett, Dean, author.

Title Happy brain : where happiness comes from, and why / Dean Burnett.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2018]


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Edition First edition.
Description 344 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "First published in 2018 in the UK by Guardian Books and Faber & Faber Limited under the title The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-333) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Happiness in the brain -- There's no place like home -- Working on the brain -- Happiness is other people -- Love, lust or bust -- You've got to laugh -- The dark side of happiness -- Happiness through the ages -- Afterword.
Summary Examines cutting edge theories on the science of emotion and interviews with people presumed to be "happy" to investigate where happiness comes from, why humans need it so much, and what it has to do with the human brain.
"Neuroscientist Dean Burnett dives into the squishy science and bubbly feelings of what happiness means. The pursuit of happiness is one of the most common and enduring quests of human life. It's what drives us to get a job, fall in love, watch stand-up comedy, go to therapy, have questionable obsessions, and come home at the end of the day. But where does happiness come from, and why do we need it so much? Is lasting, permanent happiness possible--or should it be? And what does any of this have to do with the brain? In this delightful sequel to Idiot Brain, Dean Burnett explores these questions from a neuroscientific perspective. He combines the latest research and theories about how the brain works with interviews and contributions from relevant individuals, such as relationship experts, psychology professors, comedy writers, celebrities, millionaire gurus, and pretty much anyone else involved in bringing about happiness in others. Distinguished by Burnett's signature wit and curiosity, Happy Brain elucidates our understanding of what happiness actually is, where it comes from, and what exactly is going on in our brains when we're in a cheery state. Humorous and enlightening, Happy Brain explores a fascinating aspect of modern neuroscience and, in the process, reveals something about what it means to be human."--Publisher's description.
Subject Brain -- Popular works.
Happiness -- Physiological aspects.
Neurotransmitters -- Popular works.
Brain -- Popular works.
Happiness -- Physiological aspects.
Brain -- physiology. (DNLM)D001921Q000502
Happiness. (DNLM)D006240
Brain. (OCoLC)fst00837570
Neurotransmitters. (OCoLC)fst01036566
Genre/Form Popular Work. (DNLM)D020496
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
ISBN 9780393651348 (hardcover)
0393651347 (hardcover)
9780393651355 (eBook)
Standard No. 99977257103

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