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NPR: Hidden Brain

Why are facts often not enough to dispel false beliefs? If you know that a drug is a placebo, could it still work anyway? What can a personality test tell us about who we are? These and many other questions are explored on the award-winning podcast and radio show Hidden Brain. Through "science and storytelling," this intriguing program hosted by social science journalist Shankar Vedantam "reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, and the biases that shape our choices." Episodes typically range from 30 to 60 minutes in length, and links to additional resources are frequently provided in the show notes. Instructors will also want to check out the show's Education section, where they will find study guides for six episodes (as of this write-up) designed for use with middle school, high school, and college students, with different guides provided for each level. An NPR production, Hidden Brain can be downloaded and streamed at the link above, and it is also available on multiple podcast platforms.
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June 21st, 2019
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June 17th, 2019 at 1:18pm
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June 17th, 2019 at 2:03pm
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