The Hidden Brain

The Hidden Brain

By Shankar Vedantam

  • Release Date : 2010-01-19
  • Genre : Sociology
  • FIle Size : 7.78 MB
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The Hidden Brain The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob.

In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.


  • lit.

    By javvrh
    iss lit.
  • What a jam!

    By Mewkat123
    Your show is super fun to listen to. I listen to it on my way to school and work every morning! :) Thanks for making such an engaging and informative show!
  • Poignant

    By RMSmithJr
    What are you really thinking right now? It may or may not be what you realize. My interest in this book started with the weekly NPR episode of the The Hidden brain. This book represents only the first step towards more full & authentic awareness. Now I am more likely to be asking who is really in charge, my hidden or aware brain. Who is in charge of you?