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Science & Medicine

Hidden Brain

By NPR

Rank #2 in Science & Medicine category

Science & Medicine
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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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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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Fascinating

By Wolf16874776 - Dec 14 2018
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Varied, well-researched, compact stories easily consumed during lunch break. Love love love

Uncovering mysteries

By Atty1981 - Dec 13 2018
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To understand yourself, you need to understand how your brain works, and how your actions and thoughts are influenced by your world. I always learn something important when I listen to an episode.

iTunes Ratings

14299 Ratings
Average Ratings
11414
1560
582
351
392

Fascinating

By Wolf16874776 - Dec 14 2018
Read more

Varied, well-researched, compact stories easily consumed during lunch break. Love love love

Uncovering mysteries

By Atty1981 - Dec 13 2018
Read more

To understand yourself, you need to understand how your brain works, and how your actions and thoughts are influenced by your world. I always learn something important when I listen to an episode.

Top 10 Episode of Hidden Brain

Rank #1: Episode 1: Switchtracking

Sep 22 2015
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The first episode of Hidden Brain explores switchtracking: a common pattern in conversations you'll be accusing your partner of in no time! Plus speedy science, a cup of tea and a song from Adam Cole.

Rank #2: Episode 53: Embrace the Chaos

Nov 29 2016
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Many of us spend lots of time and energy trying to get organized. We KonMari our closets, we strive for inbox zero, we tell our kids to clean their rooms, and our politicians to clean up Washington. But Economist Tim Harford says, maybe we should embrace the chaos. His new book is Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives.

Rank #3: When Did Marriage Become So Hard?

Feb 13 2018
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Marriage is hard — and there are signs it's becoming even harder. This week on Hidden Brain, we examine how long-term relationships have changed over time, and whether we might be able to improve marriage by asking less of it.

Rank #4: Episode 60: Fortress America

Jan 31 2017
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Barely a week after assuming office, President Donald Trump set off a worldwide firestorm when he decided to temporarily ban entry to migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from all over the world. In response, many people are looking to the past, to see what history can teach us. But this process can fraught with psychological peril. On today's Hidden Brain, we revisit a specific incident from World War II – the American decision to refuse entry to Jewish refugees aboard the SS St. Louis – and explore how it speaks to the current mood in the United States.

Rank #5: The Edge Effect

Jul 03 2018
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There is great comfort in the familiar. It's one reason humans often flock to other people who share the same interests, laugh at the same jokes, hold the same political views. But familiar ground may not be the best place to cultivate creativity. From science and business to music and the world of fashion, researchers have found that people with deep connections to people from other countries and cultures often see benefits in terms of their creative output. This week on Hidden Brain, we look at the powerful connection between the ideas we dream up and the people who surround us, and what it really takes to think outside the box.

Rank #6: Episode 38: Me, Me, Me

Jul 12 2016
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It doesn't take a psychologist to see narcissism in our culture of selfies. But we decided to talk to one anyway. Jean Twenge is a researcher and author of the books The Narcissism Epidemic, and Generation Me.

Rank #7: Episode 19: Dating and Mating

Feb 09 2016
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It's almost Valentine's Day, but this week we're not talking about love. Instead, we explore the other forces that drive our romantic relationships.

Rank #8: The Lonely American Man

Mar 20 2018
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Boys get the message at a young age: don't show your feelings. Don't rely on anyone. This week, we take a close look at misguided notions of masculinity in the United States. We explore how those notions create stressed-out romantic relationships, physical health problems, and a growing epidemic of loneliness. Plus, we consider how we might begin to tell a different story about what it means to be a man.

Rank #9: You 2.0: When Did Marriage Become So Hard?

Aug 14 2018
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There are signs it's getting even harder. In this episode, we explore how long-term relationships have changed over time and whether we might be able to improve marriage by asking less of it.

Rank #10: You 2.0: Originals

Aug 21 2018
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What does it mean to be an original? As part of our summer series, You 2.0, we talk with psychology professor Adam Grant about innovators and the challenges they face. Adam gives his take on what makes an original, how parents can nurture originality in their children, and the potential downsides of non-conformity.