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The Mind Of The Village: Understanding Our Implicit Biases

Saturday, June 20, 2020

This week on Hidden Brain, research about prejudices so deeply buried, we often doubt their existence. We'll begin with police shootings of unarmed Black men. We also look at how biases affect judges.

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Theory Vs. Reality: Why Our Economic Behavior Isn't Always Rational

Thursday, May 28, 2020

We don't always behave the way economic models say we will. We don't save enough for retirement. We give money to charity. This week, why we act in ways that go against our "rational" self-interest.

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Stop The Presses! Newspapers Affect Us, Often In Ways We Don't Realize

Thursday, April 30, 2020

On this week's radio show, we trace the history of fake news. Plus, in a time when accurate information is so important, we ask who ultimately bears the cost when no one wants to pay for local news.

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Looking Back: Reflecting On The Past To Understand The Present

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Why are we so often pulled into memories of the past? This week, we bring you a 2018 episode about our ruminations on what we could have done differently, and what we wish we could do again.

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How To See The Future (No Crystal Ball Needed)

Thursday, January 23, 2020

When disaster strikes, we want to know, who screwed up? This week we explore the psychology of warnings: Why some warnings get heard, and why some of us are better at seeing what lies ahead.

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The Story Of Money: How Human Behavior Shapes Economies — And Vice Versa

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

What's the point of money? The answer might seem obvious: we need it to get paid for our work, and to buy the things we need. But there's also a deeper way to look at the role of money in our lives.

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Tell Me A Story: What Narratives Reveal About The Mind

Thursday, January 09, 2020

We live in a world of stories. They're in movies, books, and plays. They're even in the things that we buy.

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I, Robot: Our Changing Relationship With Technology

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Do you ever catch yourself yelling at your Alexa? Or typing questions into Google that you would never ask aloud? This week, we explore our changing relationship with technology.

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Death And The Great Beyond: How We Grapple With The Idea Of Dying

Thursday, September 26, 2019

There's an event we were all invited to the day we were born. Attendance is mandatory. But we'd rather not think about it. On this week's radio show, the lengths we go to to avoid thoughts of death.

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Finding Meaning At Work: How We Shape And Think About Our Jobs

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Finding a new job may be the solution to your woes at work. But there may also be other ways to get more out of your daily grind. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore ways to find meaning at work.

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Stop The Presses! Newspapers Affect Us, Often In Ways We Don't Realize

Friday, September 06, 2019

Should reporters think of their readers and listeners as consumers, or as citizens? This week on Hidden Brain, we explore this tension at the heart of journalism.

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Decisions, Decisions: Some We Struggle To Make, Others We Can't Forget

Thursday, July 25, 2019

This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, decision-making. We learn why we often stumble when trying to make ourselves happy, and why certain decisions leave us wondering "what if?"

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Whose Utopia? How Science Used The Bodies Of People Deemed 'Less Than'

Thursday, July 18, 2019

There is a long legacy of leaders exploiting the bodies of vulnerable people in the name of science. This week, the history of eugenics and medical experimentation on enslaved people in the U.S.

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The Best Medicine: Decoding The Hidden Meanings Of Laughter

Thursday, July 11, 2019

This week, a scientific look at what makes us laugh. Here's a hint — a lot of it isn't funny. We talk to neuroscientist (and stand up comedian) Sophie Scott.

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Fashion Statement: Putting Your Mouth Where Your Money Is

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Our friends may not be independent thinkers, but we are...right? Not quite. Researchers have found that many of our personal preferences are heavily shaped by the whims and wishes of others.

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Mechanical Sex: The Relationship Between Intercourse And Intimacy

Friday, June 14, 2019

As a society, we talk about sex more openly today than ever before. But so much still goes unsaid. This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, complicated stories of intimacy and attraction.

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How To See The Future (No Crystal Ball Needed)

Thursday, May 16, 2019

When disaster strikes, we want to know, who screwed up? This week we explore the psychology of warnings: Why some warnings get heard, and why some of us are better at seeing what lies ahead.

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Facts Aren't Enough: The Psychology Of False Beliefs

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Sometimes, when we believe something, no amount of data can change our minds. This week, why we cling to our beliefs — even when they're wrong.

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This Is Your Brain On Ads: How Mass Marketing Affects Our Minds

Thursday, April 25, 2019

How many ads have you encountered today? On this week's radio show, we discuss the insidiousness of advertising in American media.

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Stop The Presses! Newspapers Affect Us, Often In Ways We Don't Realize

Thursday, April 04, 2019

This week we consider what we misunderstand about newspapers – from their long history of hype, to the hidden price we pay when they close.

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