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The hidden brain : how our unconscious minds elect presidents, control markets, wage wars, and save our lives / Shankar Vedantam.

  • Vedantam, Shankar.
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From a "Washington Post" columnist comes an original and deeply engaging investigation into the role of the hidden brain--the parts of the mind concealed from conscious awareness but responsible for controlling decision making.


New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2010.

Physical description

x, 270 pages ; 25 cm


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references.


The myth of intention -- The ubiquitous shadow : the hidden brain at work and play -- Tracking the hidden brain : how mental disorders reveal our unconscious lives -- The infant's stare, macaca, and racist seniors : the life cycle of bias -- The invisible current : gender, privilege, and the hidden brain -- The siren's call : disasters and the lure of conformity -- The tunnel : terrorism, extremism, and the hidden brain -- Shades of justice : unconscious bias and the death penalty -- Disarming the bomb : politics, race, and the hidden brain -- The telescope effect : lost dogs and genocide.


  • English

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    Medical Collection
    BF315 2010V39h
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