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joni

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  • The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Shankar Vedantam
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (21)

    The "hidden brain" is Shankar 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. The hidden brain has its finger on the scale when we make all of our most complex and important decisions - it decides who we fall in love with, whether we should convict someone of murder, or which way to run when someone yells "fire!"

    Anne says: "Adjunct Instructor of Psychology"
    "rated R: some disturbingly violent content"
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    What would have made The Hidden Brain better?

    The violence in this book was distasteful. There are so many examples the author could have used other than the one he picked, which was used to sensationalize for what seemed like a lack of talent or imagination.


    What could Shankar Vedantam have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    a book without violent examples


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Steve West?

    the narrator was fine


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Hidden Brain?

    the violent ones, especially when the guy beats the woman to her death with all the people watching.


    Any additional comments?

    Audio books with explicit violent content should have warnings. Violence is not the kind of thing one wants to introduce into a relaxed psyche falling asleep. It was so disturbing that I don't even want to hear the rest of the book. I'm just glad my 12-year-old didn't hear that part because we started listening to the book together as we usually do, but I listened ahead even though there were no indications it would suddenly get so violent.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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