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Hidden Brain

Hidden Brain

492 Episodes By Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam www.stitcher.com
Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
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US 2.0: Not at the Dinner Table
We typically divide the country into two distinct gr... more
Feb 19 2024 49m
The Politics of Expression
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US 2.0: Living With Our Differences
Conflicts are inevitable — both at a global scale an... more
Feb 12 2024 52m
The Impact of Conversations Across Divides
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US 2.0: Win Hearts, Then Minds
There's a saying that's attributed to the Dalai Lama... more
Feb 5 2024 48m
Moral Humility and Understanding Different Perspectives
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US 2.0: What We Have In Common
The United States, we’re told, is increasingly a hou... more
Jan 29 2024 50m
Politics and the Culture of Victimhood
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Are Your Memories Real?
We rely on our memory to understand the world. But w... more
Jan 22 2024 49m
The Constructive Nature of Memory
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Finding Focus
We spend more and more of our lives staring at scree... more
Jan 15 2024 48m
Technology and Privacy in Meetings
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Where Do Feelings Come From?
Most of us feel that our emotions are reactions to t... more
Jan 8 2024 50m
The Nature of Emotions
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Making the Most of Your Mistakes
When we're learning, or trying new things, mistakes ... more
Jan 1 2024 51m
Insight on Learning From Mistakes
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What Would Socrates Do?
Humans have wrestled with questions about identity a... more
Dec 25 2023 50m
Exploring Self-Knowledge Through Socratic Dialogue
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How to Believe in Yourself
When was the last time you set a goal and struggled ... more
Dec 18 2023 49m
Hidden Brain Plus
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The Ugly Side of Beauty
We like to tell kids, “Don’t judge a book by its cov... more
Dec 11 2023 50m
Celebrity Endorsements and the Halo Effect
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The Mystery of Beauty
Think about the last time you were struck by a gorge... more
Dec 4 2023 49m
The Role of Art in Aesthetics
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Healing 2.0: The Power of Apologies
Why is it so hard to say 'I'm sorry?' In the final e... more
Nov 27 2023 49m
Tony Hayward's BP Deepwater Spill Saga
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Healing 2.0: Disrupting Death
In 2019, Justin Harrison's mom was diagnosed with te... more
Nov 20 2023 52m
Coping With Loss and Business Presentations
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Healing 2.0: Life After Loss
You've probably heard that people who lose a loved o... more
Nov 13 2023 49m
Understanding Adversity and Resilience
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Healing 2.0: What We Gain from Pain
We’ve all heard the saying, “What doesn’t kill you m... more
Nov 6 2023 49m
The Numeracy Bias and Empathy Growth
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Healing 2.0: Change Your Story, Change Your Life
We all tell stories about ourselves, often without r... more
Oct 30 2023 55m
Shift From Loneliness to Fulfillment
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The Enemies of Gratitude
One of the mysteries of human behavior is that it’s ... more
Oct 23 2023 49m
The Adaptation of the Mind
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Follow the Anomalies
As we move through our lives, we have to make decisi... more
Oct 16 2023 48m
Sunk Cost Fallacy in Human Behavior
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How to Spot a Scam
We like to think that con artists only prey upon the... more
Oct 9 2023 51m
Unreliable Narrator and Memoir Misconceptions
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Escaping Perfectionism
Perfectionism is everyone’s favorite flaw. It’s easy... more
Oct 2 2023 52m
The Tiger Mother's Extreme Parenting Style
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The Secret to Great Teams
It's easy to think that the best teams are collectio... more
Sep 25 2023 50m
Transactive Memory and Collective Intelligence
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Outsmarting Yourself
After we make a decision, we often tell ourselves a ... more
Sep 18 2023 46m
Cheating Experiment on Student Ethics
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How We Live With Contradictions
Think about the last time you did something you knew... more
Sep 11 2023 53m
Coffee, Love, and a Life-Changing Lecture
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Being Kind to Yourself
How often do you say something negative to yourself ... more
Sep 4 2023 51m
The Power of Self-Compassion in Relationships
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