The idiot brain and mental health with Dean Burnett
This is a conversation with Dean Burnett. Dr Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist, lecturer, author, blogger, podcaster, science communicator and a comedian. He was 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. In this conversation we talk about Evolution of the brain, motion sickness, sleep disorders, Egotistic nature of the brains, attention, personalities, and mental illness.
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00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:41 The Burnett law 00:03:46 Dean's background 00:12:33 Evolution of the brain 00:17:10 Reptilian brain 00:24:40 Modern life issues in human life 00:33:07 Plasticity in the brains 00:42:03 Egotistic brain 00:46:31 Social causes of mental disorders 00:53:07 Conspiracy theories 00:56:23 Brain as an algorithm 00:59:38 Intelligence 01:04:53 Anti-intellectualism 01:09:44 Illusions 01:13:06 Brain is not a micromanager! 01:14:46 Attention and attention spans 01:29:57 Isolation and mental health 01:32:20 What is mental illness? 01:36:04 Role of self-image in mental well-being 01:38:10 Suicide 01:40:57 A message for people going through mental issues 01:45:30 Next book 01:47:30 Thank you!