Dick Swaab is a Dutch neurobiologist and physician known for his theories on the differences between the male and female brains. He was a professor of neurobiology at his alma mater, the University of Amsterdam from 1979 to 2005. Dick Swaab is also the founder of Nederlandse Hersenbank (The Netherlands Brain Bank), a non-profit organisation that seeks to advance research on brain diseases.
While Dick Swaab’s books are often based on controversial theories, they have seen unexpected success. In 2014, over 100,000 of his books were sold in the Netherlands, a far cry from the 3,000 copies that were initially printed. Dick Swaab’s revolutionary theories have caused debates around the world, with fellow researchers and the public either hotly contesting his theories or praising him. In Singapore, he is known for his book “We are our Brains” that delves into how our brains affect everything from our character to sexuality. Enjoy duty-free shopping in Singapore when you purchase his books here.