Psycho-Logical: Why Mental Health Goes Wrong - and How to Make Sense of It

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 4 February

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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Event description

To celebrate the publication of his new book, Psycho-Logical, Dean Burnett joins the Royal Institution for a live talk about how and why the modern world affects the brain.

Join Dean as he looks at how these affects lead to so many mental health issues, the methods and complications around recognising and treating them, how our understanding has changed over the decades, and much more.

In this talk, Dean takes an in-depth and interesting look at the science which explains how and why our mental health goes awry.



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About the speaker

Dr Dean Burnett, neuroscientist, lecturer, author, blogger, podcaster, pundit, science communicator, comedian and numerous other things, depending on who’s asking and what they need.

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.

However, Dean is currently a full-time author, previously known for his satirical science column ‘Brain Flapping‘ at the Guardian, now Brain Yapping for Cosmic Shambles Network. This led to his internationally acclaimed bestselling debut book ‘The Idiot Brain‘, which has resulted in several further books and even more interesting brain stuff.

His latest book 'Psycho-Logical: Why Mental Health Goes Wrong – and How to Make Sense of It'' is available now on Amazon and in all good book stores.


The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you miss the live stream, the video will be available to watch via the same link for up to a week after the event date. 

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