Shankar Vedantam: The Hidden Brain
Washington Post columnist Shankar Vedantam discusses his book The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives. The hidden brain is 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. This lecture was presented by the Harvard Book Store and recorded on 2/9/10. View more lectures at:
Hidden Brain Ep.61: Just Sex
Episode 61: Just Sex
We all know casual sex isn't about love. But what if it's not even about lust? Sociologist Lisa Wade believes the pervasive hookup culture on campuses today is different from that faced by previous generations. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore what this culture means for those who choose to participate, and for those who opt out.
Hidden Brain Ep.62: On The Knife's Edge
Episode 62: On The Knife's Edge
What would drive someone to take another person's life? When researchers at the University of Chicago asked that question, the answer was a laundry list of slights: a stolen jacket, or a carelessly lobbed insult. It made them wonder whether crime rates could be driven down by teaching young men to pause, take a deep breath, and think before they act. We'll go inside a program that teaches Chicago teens to do just that, and explore the research on whether this approach actually works.
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How Exercise Improves Your Brain
The link between exercise and optimal brain performance is stronger than you think. In this episode, I interview Dr. John Ratey, the author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain about why regular exercise will make you a better, more productive learner.
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The Brain Gut Connection - Enteric, Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System - Podcast #39
The Brain-Gut Connection - Enteric, Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System - Podcast #39
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n this video, Dr. Justin Marchegiani talks about the brain-gut connection and how this connection affects our overall health and wellness. Our nervous system is the control center of the body. Healthy nervous system function influences digestion, energy, movement, and performance. Many people's nervous systems are working on overdrive as a result, causing hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, and leaky gut. Our digestive system has a nervous system unto its own called the enteric nervous system. Most people don't realize that our digestive tract has just as many neurons as our brain and spinal chord. Watch this video to learn more about your nervous system.
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Shankar Vedantam keynote: "The Hidden Brain" -- Strata + Hadoop 2014
From the 2014 Strata Conference + Hadoop World in New York City.
About Shankar Vedantam:
Shankar Vedantam is the author of The Hidden Brain: How our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives. He is also a social science correspondent at NPR – National Public Radio. He was formerly a reporter at The Washington Post. From 2007 to 2009, he wrote the Post’s Department of Human Behavior column. Vedantam travels widely to give talks that explore how the science of human behavior shapes corporate life, nonprofit institutions and public policy.
Vedantam has been invited to teach at several academic institutions, including Harvard University and Columbia University. He has served as a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, and as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University.
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Hidden Brain Triggers That Close Your Prospects For You
REAL ESTATE AGENTS: This is a recent online training I did showing agents how to use subconscious influence to get more contracts and how to become significantly more influential with prospects and clients. There are a half dozen very powerful, rubber meets the road techniques. If you're like most people, this will completely change what you think about selling and how you do it!
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Colt and James rant about everything from The Mary Jane Brew Festival to truck drivers with bratwurst sized middle fingers. Also, the guys review the Hidden Brain podcast, Episode 68, discussing some of the pitfalls of the Optimistic Facade aspect of Facebook. Finally, the Cerebralites review the Science Vs. podcast episode titled Antidepressants, submitted on October 28th, 2016. This episode explores the concept that antidepressant medications are ineffective, other than providing a placebo effect to the user. Chickedy check it out.
Hidden Brain Ep. 63: "I'm Not A Terrorist..."
Ep. 63: I'm Not A Terrorist...
Making jokes about politics is a tradition as old as America itself. These days, of course, comedians have a new target: President Donald Trump. We talk with Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani about finding humor in the midst of deep political divides, and how he uses an understanding of human nature to craft a successful punchline.
My top 3 favourite podcasts/things to listen to for motivation and broadening of horizons
Keeping motivated is a task in itself. Listening to podcasts and motivational speakers from all over the world is something that has been a great help to keep me on track in accomplishing some wonderful things. Here I share three of my favourites in hope that they will also be useful to you.
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The surprising science of happiness | Dan Gilbert
Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our psychological immune system lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the Sixth Sense wearable tech, and Lost producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at
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Host Shankar Vedantam is a beloved contributor to Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as a popular podcast host; now audiences will be able to hear Shankar go deeper on intriguing topics. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world, current events and themselves.
Hidden Brain Why Now?
Hidden Brain Why Now?.
Nearly a quarter century ago, a group of women accused a prominent playwright of sexual misconduct. For the most part, the allegations went nowhere. In 2017, in the midst of the #MeToo movement, more women came forward to accuse the same playwright of misconduct. This time, everyone listened. On this episode, we explore the story through the lens of social science research and ask, Why Now? What has changed in our minds and in our culture so that allegations of sexual harassment and assault are being taken so much more seriously than they were in the past? A note: This story includes descriptions of sexual harassment and assault. It may not be suitable for all listeners.
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My Weight Loss Journey -Episode 9 -Embrace the Chaos
Embrace the chaos...sounds crazy right? In this video I talk about an NPR Hidden Brain podcast I just listed to by the same name. They give examples of how embracing chaos actually helps your quality of life. I relate that to diets.
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Lecture - The Elephant In The Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
Your brain is hiding your real motives from you. Prof. Robin Hanson explains how we evolved to deceive ourselves about politics, education, medicine, and even laughter.
The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life (book): If you enjoyed this lecture and want to learn more about our unconscious motives, check out Prof. Hanson’s book.
Myth of the Rational Voter (lecture): Prof. Bryan Caplan discusses his book Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Policies and explains the four biases voters have when it comes to economic policy.
Why Are Voters So Uninformed? (video): Prof. Diana Thomas explains why it’s actually rational for voters to be uninformed.
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