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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.

    Taking Control of Your Time

    Taking Control of Your Time

    Many of us feel like there aren't enough hours in the day. We struggle to make time for all the competing demands at work and at home, and inevitably feel like we're letting someone down. But what if there were a way to reclaim our time and, as a result, get more joy out of our lives? This week, psychologist Cassie Mogilner Holmes explains how we've fallen victim to the illusion of time scarcity, and what we can do to spend our time more wisely.

    • 48 Min.
    How to Really Know Another Person

    How to Really Know Another Person

    So often, we think we know what other people are thinking. But researchers have found that our attempts at reading other people go wrong more often than we realize. This week, we talk with psychologist Tessa West about what we can all do to read people more accurately.

    • 55 Min.
    Decoding Emotions

    Decoding Emotions

    We like to think that all humans are born with the same core emotions: anger, fear, joy, sadness and disgust. But what if that's not true? This week, psychologist Batja Mesquita offers a different model of emotions — one that can help us to better understand our own feelings and those of the people around us.

    • 52 Min.
    Making the World a Safer Place

    Making the World a Safer Place

    All of us want to feel safe in our daily lives. Yet when we think about crime, our first response is often a blanket approach: find the bad guys, and punish them. But what if there were another way? This week on the show, researchers Sara Heller and Chris Blattman explore how technology and psychology can be used to radically transform our approach to crime.

    • 49 Min.
    You 2.0: How to Open Your Mind

    You 2.0: How to Open Your Mind

    In the United States, we often praise people with strong convictions, and look down on those who express doubt or hesitation.  In this favorite 2021 episode, psychologist Adam Grant pushes back against the benefits of certainty and describes the magic that unfolds when we challenge our own deeply-held beliefs.

    • 52 Min.
    You 2.0: Overcoming Stage Fright

    You 2.0: Overcoming Stage Fright

    The pressure. The expectations. The anxiety. If there’s one thing that many of us have in common, it’s the stress that can come from performing in front of others. In this week’s episode, we revisit our 2021 conversation with cognitive scientist Sian Beilock about why so many of us crumble under pressure — and what we can do about it.

    • 56 Min.

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442 Bewertungen

442 Bewertungen

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A great podcast

Thank you Shankar for always providing interesting and inspiring topics on human behaviour. I particularly like your interview technique and the way in which you prompt your guests into interweaving personal experiences into scientific research snd facts. I always look forward to the next episode and would like to thank you and your team for doing a great job. Elfie

mkleinso ,

Great Podcast

Thank you Shankar for your inspiring podcast. I am following it for over one year and enjoy it very much. Keep up the great work. Greetings from Bavaria. Max

S111D ,

Thank you

Thank you, Hidden Brain team, for these insights you share with us. My eldest son recommended your podcast to me and since then I can hardly wait for the next episode. Shankar, you have a great podcast voice.

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