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The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives (Unabridged)
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Narrator: Steve West
Format: Unabridged
Release Date: January 2010
Audio Length: 10.75 hours
Rating: 44 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (330 ratings)
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The hidden brain is Shankar Vedantam's shorthand for a host of brain functions, emotional responses, and cognitive processes that happen outside of our conscious awareness, but that have a decisive effect on how we behave.

The hidden brain has its finger on the scale when we make all of our most complex and important decisions - it decides who we fall in love with, whether we should convict someone of murder, or which way to run when someone yells fire! It explains why we can become riveted by the story of a single puppy adrift on an ocean but are quickly bored by a story of genocide. The hidden brain can also be deliberately manipulated to vote against someone's interest, or even to become a suicidal terrorist. But the most disturbing thing is that it can do all of this without our knowing.

Shankar Vedantam, longtime author of the Washington Post's popular Department of Human Behavior column, takes us on a tour of this phenomenon and explores its consequences. Using original reporting that combines the latest scientific research with fascinating narratives that take listeners from the American campaign trail to terrorist indoctrination camps, from the World Trade Center on 9/11 to, yes, a puppy adrift in the Pacific Ocean, Vedantam illuminates the dark recesses of our minds while making an original argument about how we can compensate for our mental blindness - and what happens when we don't.

About the Author: Shankar Vedantam
 

Though you may know Shankar Vedantam from the popular audiobook The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives, Vedantam is actually one of the most renowned Nonfiction authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 1 audiobook from Vedantam on AudioBookStore.com, with the latest Nonfiction title being: The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives. The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives was added to our catalog in 2010, making it the author's oldest audiobook available on our website, while The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives is the most popular and bestselling audiobook from Vedantam. Enjoy over 10 hours of audiobook listening from Vedantam, among the 1 audiobook we have available. With such a wide variety of audiobooks, we know you're sure to enjoy Nonfiction books from Shankar Vedantam. For more audiobooks and information on Shankar Vedantam, please visit their page on AudiobookStore.com: Shankar Vedantam audiobooks.

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