Everyone wants to be happy: it’s an inbuilt part of being human. But what exactly is going on in our brains when we feel happy, and what can we do to ensure we live as happy a life as possible?
In this week's Science Focus Podcast, Dean Burnett, a neuroscientist, comedian and science writer, speaks to Jason Goodyer, commissioning editor of BBC Focus magazine, about his new book The Happy Brain: The science of where happiness comes from, and why (£12.99, Guardian Faber).
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