Most people like to think that all of the choices they make are their own, rooted entirely in rational thought. But the science behind those decisions and the psychological processes that shape them is complicated. We talk with NPR contributor and podcast host Shankar Vedantam about how our minds operate and the science behind our behavior.


  • Shankar Vedantam Science Correspondent, NPR; Author of "The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives" (Random House, 2010)

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