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

Shankar Vedantam (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Spiegel & Grau
Publish Date
August 31, 2010
Pages
270
Dimensions
5.28 X 0.61 X 8.06 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385525220

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About the Author

Shankar Vedantam is a national correspondent and columnist for the Washington Post and a 2009 Neimann Fellow. He lives in Washington, DC.

Reviews

"In The Hidden Brain, one of America's best science journalists describes how our unconscious minds influence everything from criminal trials to charitable giving, from suicide bombers to presidential elections. The Hidden Brain is a smart and engaging exploration of the science behind the headlines--and of the little man behind the screen. Don't miss it."--Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness

"Shankar Vedantam brings his critical eye to a question that has haunted scientists and writers for centuries: Does the unconscious matter, and if so, how? With a light touch, the book takes us through the complicated landscape of research on psychology and human behavior. We come away not only understanding how we act, but Vedantam moves past mainstream economic reasoning to shed light on the relationships we create with each other. The book addresses the madness and beauty of our struggles to create a moral and just world." --Sudhir Venkatesh, author of Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets