Hidden Brain

Sunday Mornings at 6 a.m.
  • Hosted by Shankar Vedantam

Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves.Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.

Our audience takes uncommon pleasure in the world of ideas. Why do mild-mannered people turn into fearsome mama and papa bears? Does the way you park your car say something vital about you? Can unconscious biases keep people from finding interesting jobs? Hidden Brain has the answers to those questions.

Hosted by social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam, Hidden Brain links research from psychology and neurobiology with findings from economics, anthropology, and sociology, among other fields. The goal of Hidden Brain isn't merely to entertain, but to give you insights to apply at work, at home and throughout your life.

Hidden Brain began as a weekly series on NPR's Morning Edition and launched as a podcast in September 2015. It became an hour-long radio show in the fall of 2017. The show has won numerous awards, including a Webby and a Kavli Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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