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  • Summary

  • 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.

    ©2021 Derren Brown and Brian King (P)2021 Audible, Ltd
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  • Feb 23 2021

    The cognitive story behind a simple act of aggression. How our brain is essentially stuck in the Stone Age, struggling to deal with the complexity and pressures of modern life. And how an ongoing battle between our twin cognitive systems - our fast and slow thinking brains - lies behind much that goes wrong in our lives.  

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    29 mins
  • Feb 23 2021

    We enter the Magic Lab, where science and magic meets. We explore how the brain is prey to a whole range of cognitive defaults and errors which impair our ability to make choices which are in our best interests. Derren reveals the mistakes our brains make, but also identifies ways to avoid them – including the cunning Decoy Effect, which causes excessive popcorn consumption.

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    32 mins
  • Feb 23 2021

    Our brain is a machine for jumping to conclusions. Derren reveals how the Halo Effect, Anchoring and Confirmation Bias distort our ability to judge one another – when interviewing someone for a job for example. And nothing makes it more difficult for us to read each other than our powerful instinct to lie, and our equally instinctive tendency to believe.  

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    32 mins

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Awesome

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

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Fun and informative.

lEach episode is enjoyable and interesting. Well delivered and with useful tips.More please! Thanks Derren.

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Oooo yea, great listen!

Bloody love Derren Brown (conscious bias), regardless, worth a listen. Entertaining. Here's my four words.

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Excellent

Informative and entertaining. Bite size chunks of knowledge that didn't overwhelm or turn to cliche

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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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Great listening.

Loved it. So many interesting concepts about the brain and how we perceive the world.
Especially liked hearing about cognitive biases and how they affect the way we make decisions.

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Easy to consume summary of Thinking Fast and Slow

Darren Brown summarises the Daniel Kahneman classic with humour and some extra examples from experts.

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Captivating story telling, and good use of different speakers to give further perspective

Could have done with more regular summaries in order to better consolidate the information. I was driving whilst listening to it and some of the activities weren't possible, and it was hard to retain the info without more regular summaries.
interesting podcast nonetheless, would listen if there were more additions

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Informative and easily digestible.

This is a brilliant series that I recommend everyone listen to. The guest speakers sounded like they were speaking in a metal bucket though. I found it hard at times to understand what they were saying.

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Boot Camp for the brain

very easy to listen to. An introduction to lots of insights about how the brain works. My teens even listened to it and became engaged!

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  • Georgi Georgiev
  • 26-03-2021

Basically a summary of "Thinking, Fast and Slow"

Derren Brown is a good performer and this was definitely a much easier way to get most of the topics from "Thinking, Fast and Slow". I've already listened to the book and still enjoyed this podcast version. The second half has more ideas in the same spirit from other sources and if you want to learn more about how your brain works, you'd truly enjoy this.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-03-2021

Can never go wrong with Mr Brown.

Absolutely brilliant. As always, Derren Brown creates a world of Wonder for us to delve into and explore alongside him. Genius.

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  • carlos tabares
  • 11-05-2021

It worths my time

It's based on thinking fast thinking slow book
I can listen to Derren for hours and hours so I hope there would be more episodes in the future.
Fully recommended

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  • David
  • 10-05-2021

Great listen.

Great book narrated by Derren Brown himself. An entertainer through and through..The book has some great information which all should be aware of.

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  • SharonP
  • 29-03-2021

What can I say? Classic Derren Entertainment

Derren never fails to amaze me with his mind tricks and astonishing psychological experiments. Even though he’s his own worst critic, he is in my view one of the most gifted people in entertainment and retaining people’s attention whilst mesmerizing them with his magic & charm. Boot Camp is the perfect blend of wit and fascinating data with a hint of mystery delivered in a tongue-in-cheek manner. Love it!

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