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The idiot brain's reptilian origins

The idiot brain's reptilian origins

Kathryn Ryan speaks to Dean Burnett - a neuroscientist at Cardiff University with a sideline in comedy - who better to look at the funny ways our brains work? His book The Idiot Brain explores everything from why the brain needs to sleep, what high IQ really means - and why some people like to get scared or and why some are susceptible to believe in conspiracy theories. He's also got some ideas on why the US President Donald Trump behaves like...Donald Trump.