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Derren Brown gets into your brain...and reveals how to make it work better.

Do you ever make mistakes? Do you ever lose your temper and then immediately regret it? Are you impulsive? Do you make great plans which you fail to act on? Do you ever behave irrationally?  

Don’t worry, it’s not your fault. Your brain is to blame. Extraordinary though it is, your brain is riddled with biases, blind spots and other cognitive weaknesses which can lead you seriously astray. But Derren Brown’s Boot Camp will help you tame your errant brain and fundamentally change the way you think.

In eight episodes, packed with gripping real life stories and cutting edge science, the series takes you into the deeper recesses of the mind, to reveal what’s going on, identify the bits which tend to go wrong and show you how to repair them. Along the way it discloses the secrets of some of Derren’s spectacular tricks of the mind. 

A 7digital production for Audible Originals.

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 8 episodes to your Library now

©2021 Derren Brown and Brian King (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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  • Maisy Mulgrath
  • 27-02-21

Not helpful

I thought this would give me activities or methods on how to train my brain, instead it’s just information about neurological aspects and studies about brain activity. Interesting if you want to know about grey matter, not helpful if you’re looking to control it.

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  • Sandy
  • 25-02-21

Brilliantly beneficial. I highly recommend!

Witty, engaging, and beneficial.

I have previously read and listened to Darren Brown's book "Happy", and found that to be illuminating and profoundly helpful. This series is completely separate, but also a lovely addition to that. It identifies and breaks down our thought processes, helping us to take control of making decisions and so live a more conscious life. With pandemic life becoming quite a grind for me, it was the perfect time to listen to this and regain authorship. Plus, the episodes are just the right length and very well produced. Thank you, Derren.

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  • Howard
  • 02-03-21

Derren retells Thinking Fast And Slow with jokes

This was an enjoyable podcast, but a "boot camp" it is not. It's just Derren rehashing all the stuff you can easily learn from one or two popular science books on cognitive blind spots and throwing in some of his jokes for good measure. The jokes did make me chuckle.

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  • Angela
  • 27-02-21

Should Have Been Longer!!

Really enjoyed this, would have loved more episodes and for the contributors to have been listed in the details.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-02-21

Soooo good!!

Really interesting, told in an engaging way with expert speakers (that know their field, so can trust them ;-) haha) Love the little tests here and there to get you thinking

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  • Felicity
  • 28-02-21

Fascinating Listening

Entertaining and fascinating. Insights into how the brain works and how to improve it, such as how avoid being manipulated and becoming aware of your own prejudices.

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  • mccloy1
  • 26-02-21

great

good listen, gets your brain thinking some very good ideas amd science behind it to back it up

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  • Sarah
  • 03-03-21

Excellent

Really interesting & engaging. Even though I was already familiar with many of the ideas, it gave me new insights and was presented in a entertaining away.
It would have been 5 stars if I hadn't found the background music/ sound effects so annoying.

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  • B. Marks
  • 04-03-21

Fabulous !!!

Brilliant. Couldn't stop listening. Fantastic narration (of course) and lots of added bits to keep you on your toes.

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  • Tony Ogundeyi
  • 28-02-21

Informative, Fascinating, Entertaining.

Compelling listening. Science made palatable.. I've enjoyed listening to this audio book 3 times so far & gaining new & clearer insights each time.

Whilst I'm already familiar with some of the facts & experiments referred to this presentation gave me an entertaining & refreshing perspective.

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  • Simon Blackburn
  • 25-02-21

Awesome

Derren Brown captivates you as he narrates ways to strengthen your cognitive brain.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-21

Succinct and Oh so so interesting

A wonderful listen and one the best presentations I have listened to in over a decade.
The narrator and author did an outstanding job of interweaving facts, practical applications and examples that
held my attention from beginning to end in one session.

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  • Cheryl
  • 30-04-21

great series

excellent!!! learnt a lot. l will listen to the series again. highly recommended. a b

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  • Andrew
  • 01-03-21

Another awesome release from Derren

The only Problem is that it ended to soon! please continue with these exclusives from Derren Brown