|Pages/Publication Date:||352 / 2018|
The pursuit of happiness is 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 happiness possible—or should it be? And what does this have to do with the brain? Examining these questions from a neuroscientific perspective, Dean Burnett solicits responses from professors, relationship experts, and millionaire gurus, and in this witty guide, he elucidates what happiness actually is, where it comes from, and what exactly is going on in our brains when we're in a cheerful state.