David Robson is a science journalist specialising in the extremes of the human brain, body and behaviour. As a feature writer for the BBC, he has interviewed everyone from real-life vampires┬áto the hyper-polyglots who have mastered more than 30 languages, and the scientists hunting for the elixir of life – in whale blubber.

His first book, The Intelligence Trap – Why Smart People Make Stupid Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, will be published by Hodder & Stoughton (UK)/WW Norton (US) in early 2019. It has also been sold for translation in 10 different languages.

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