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

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ISBN-10: 0385525214

ISBN-13: 9780385525213

Edition: 2009

Authors: Shankar Vedantam

List price: $32.00
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The hidden brainis Shankar Vedantamrsquo;s shorthand for a host of brain functions, emotional responses, and cognitive processes that happen outside of our conscious awareness, but that have a decisive effect on how we behave. The hidden brain has its finger on the scale when we make all of our most complex and important decisions it decides who we fall in love with, whether we should convict someone of murder, or which way to run when someone yells ldquo;fire!rdquo; It explains why we can become riveted by the story of a single puppy adrift on an ocean but are quickly bored by a story of genocide. The hidden brain can also be deliberately manipulated to vote against their interest, or…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Publication date: 1/19/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

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