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    • The Hidden Brain

    • How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives
    • By: Shankar Vedantam
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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!"

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    • Adjunct Instructor of Psychology

    • By Anne on 02-16-10
    • How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives
    • By: Shankar Vedantam
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 01-04-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 290 ratings

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