Social scientist, Shakar Vedantam, Hidden Brain links research from psychology and neurobiology with findings from economics, anthropology, and sociology, among other fields. The show airs Saturday afternoons at 2pm on WHQR's 91.3 FM.
Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships. Our audience takes uncommon pleasure in the world of ideas. Why do mild-mannered people turn into fearsome mama and papa bears? Does the way you park your car say something vital about you? Can unconscious biases keep people from finding interesting jobs? Hidden Brain has the answers to those questions. The goal of Hidden Brain isn't merely to entertain, but to give you insights to apply at work, at home and throughout your life.