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Hidden Brain

Hidden Brain

@HiddenBrain

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Exploring the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior | Team: NPR host Shankar Vedantam & Supervising Producer @taranoelleboyle

Washington, DC
Joined on July 2009

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We looked inside some of the tweets by @HiddenBrain and here's what we found interesting.

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Hidden Brain
5 days ago

We try not to think much about death, but researchers say these thoughts are with us more than we realize.

This week: how anxiety about death shapes our lives. https://n.pr/2kEoR0T 

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Hidden Brain
2 days ago

We cope with the fear of death by embracing cultural safe havens: our religions, our communities, our values. It allows us to become part of something that is less mortal — the groups that will outlive us. https://n.pr/2klVm3A 

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Hidden Brain
3 days ago

People across time and place have all struggled with the same question: how can we find purpose in the face of death? This week: death, dread, and the search for meaning. https://n.pr/2klVm3A 

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3 days ago

This week on @HiddenBrain, we learn how the anxiety and specter of death hovers in the background of our lives — shaping everything from the risks we take to the politicians we elect. https://n.pr/2AszxUu 

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Hidden Brain
1 week ago

Do you have a "job," a "career," or a "calling”? @amywrzesniewski finds people are about equally split.

This weekend on our radio show: how we find meaning and purpose at work. https://n.pr/2keUj5s 

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Hidden Brain
1 week ago

This week: What we post on social media can come back to haunt us. https://n.pr/2k9Nhij 

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I use the term masterpiece infrequently but this @HiddenBrain podcast is the real thing. Listen to it, and then listen to it with your kids, and then listen again. It is beautiful and important

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hidden-brain/id1028908750?i=1000449192420 

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/06/758281834/you-cant-hit-unsend-how-a-social-media-scandal-unfolded-at-harvard 

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Hidden Brain
1 week ago

In 2017, a group of incoming @Harvard freshman shared shocking memes on a private group chat. The university revoked their acceptance. This week, we hear from one of the students involved in the scandal. https://n.pr/2k9Nhij 

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Hidden Brain
1 week ago

The things we share on social media can seem trivial. But what we post doesn’t go away. https://n.pr/2k9Nhij 

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Hidden Brain
1 week ago

NEW EPISODE!

Social media gives us an easy way to share ideas, crack jokes and find old friends. But the things we post can ignite a firestorm. And then, nothing can undo the damage. https://n.pr/2kCkvXY 

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Hidden Brain
2 weeks ago

Millions of Americans have decided they don’t need a subscription to their local newspaper. But when no one wants to pay for the press, does someone ultimately foot the bill? On the radio this weekend: https://n.pr/2lBlesE 

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Hidden Brain
2 weeks ago

If you want to predict how you might feel in a new situation — with a new partner, a new haircut, a new anything — ask someone who’s already done that thing.

@DanTGilbert says it’s like asking “a surrogate for [our] future selves.” https://n.pr/2kdnpCp 

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Hidden Brain
2 weeks ago

This week, @DanTGilbert shares an intriguing fact about human psychology: things we *think* will make us happy often don’t; things we think will make us depressed... often aren’t that bad. https://n.pr/2kdnpCp 

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Hidden Brain
2 weeks ago

We *think* we know what will make us happy. But those dream homes, new jobs and upgraded wardrobes often leave us unsatisfied. This week, why we’re bad at predicting our own happiness — and how we can get better. https://n.pr/2kdnpCp 

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Hidden Brain
3 weeks ago

Cal Newport says it’s tempting to focus on "shallow work" like email; it proves you’re working. The value of deep work may be harder to see.

"We find ourselves constantly sending messages, as opposed to thinking hard thoughts or producing new things."https://n.pr/2Lgw54a 

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Hidden Brain
3 weeks ago

In our knowledge-based economy, doing focused work in long, uninterrupted stretches is becoming increasingly valuable — and increasingly rare. https://n.pr/2Lgw54a 

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Hidden Brain
3 weeks ago

Constantly toggling between email, social media, and other work comes at a price: productivity, enjoyment, and the pursuit of meaning. This week: how to retrain your mind to focus on the work that matters. https://n.pr/2Lgw54a 

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Hidden Brain
3 weeks ago

“A deep life is a good life.”

This week, computer scientist Cal Newport says that the ability to immerse yourself in deep work is the most precious skill we have. https://n.pr/2Lgw54a 

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Hidden Brain
3 weeks ago

In a time of relentless distractions and notifications, one of the most valuable skills is the ability to focus. This week on our You 2.0 series: how to regain your capacity to go deep. https://n.pr/2Lgw54a 

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Hidden Brain
4 weeks ago

Francesca Gino studies successful nonconformists — people who break the rules and produce creative breakthroughs. She says to be a rebel, you must always ask questions: Why? Why not? And What If?

Listen: https://n.pr/2TMdO2Q 

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