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Caroline Williams is a science journalist and editor. A consultant for, and regular contributor to, New Scientist, her written work has also appeared in The Guardian, BBC Future, and BBC Earth, among others. She has worked as a radio producer and reporter for BBC Radio, and was the regular co-host of the New Scientist podcast from 2006 to 2010. She is editor of two New Scientist Instant Expert guides: How Your Brain Works: inside the most complicated object in the universe (John Murray, 2017) and Your Conscious Mind: unravelling the greatest mystery of the human brain. She holds a BSc in biological sciences from Exeter University and an MSc (Distinction) in science communication from Imperial College London. She lives in Surrey, UK.


'A delightful book. Smart, spirited, personal, and stocked with well-researched psychological and neural facts, woven together in an original tapestry.'

-- Marc Lewis, award-winning author of The Biology of Desire

'If your mind has a mind of its own, this is the book that will teach you how to discipline it and stop it wandering off. Caroline Williams has written an entertaining, smart self-help book for people who hate self-help books. Her great skill is in navigating the complexity of neuroscience to produce a practical, no-nonsense guide to brain-training that is also a page-turner.'

-- Gaia Vince, award-winning author of Adventures in the Anthropocene

'A more nuanced understanding of how our brains really work that is both empowering and insightful.'

-- Fred Sculthorpe * The Irish Times *

'Presented in crisp chapters, Override is a diverting investigation into how neuroscience can nudge us towards making more efficient use of our brain's resources.'

* Irish Examiner *

'A fascinating journey into the changes that have been discovered about the brain and mind.'

* The Sun *

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