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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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    • 4.6, 22.6K Ratings

Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22.6K Ratings

22.6K Ratings

Deyanna R. ,

Great listen

I really enjoyed listening to this podcast. I was given an assignment to listen to “Our better nature” along with the “Lazarus Drug”. Both podcast were extremely informative and objective. I learned so much from the effects of nature on my immune system and social life as well as the recent opioid epidemic that’s taken over the country. I would most definitely recommend this listen to others.

ChellaMcLelland ,

Hidden Brain Is Illuminating

Hidden Brain is the podcast that made me a podcast person. I look forward to new episodes every week that will shed light into the psychology and the sociology behind human behavior and the thinking (or lack thereof) behind that behavior. It often answers questions I didn’t even know I had.

lexd32 ,

Great Podcast

I love this podcast!! I am a professor and I assign many of these podcasts in my classes. My students actually enjoy learning about psychology research the way it is presented in this podcast. I like the balance of research to anecdotal stories - although, I prefer the episodes that focus more on the research side. Some of the information has even inspired research I plan to conduct in the future. It’s a great way to learn about new research in various domains of psychology; I have later looked up many of the articles and guest speakers. I look forward to each new episode!

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