Science and Technology

The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

Shankar Vedantam

About the Program

Shankar Vedantam talks about the part of our brain that influences, unconsciously, the way we behave and make decisions.  Mr. Vedantam says that this "hidden brain" impacts the way we vote, shapes the way we respond to mass tragedies, and aids in indoctrinating suicide bombers.  He spoke at Harvard Book Store. 

About the Authors

Shankar Vedantam

Shankar Vedantam is a national correspondent at the Washington Post.  From 2006 to 2009 he wrote the "Department of Human Behavior" column for the paper.  For more, visit: hiddenbrain.org.    


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  • Monday, March 8th at 4am (ET)
  • Sunday, March 7th at 8pm (ET)
  • Sunday, March 7th at 12am (ET)
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