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

Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shankar Vedantam
ISBN: 9780385525213 0385525214 0385525222 9780385525220
OCLC Number: 290472076
Description: x, 270 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: How our unconscious minds elect presidents, control markets, wage wars, and save our lives
Responsibility: Shankar Vedantam.

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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.

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