NPR’s Hidden Brain Podcast – Using Science and Storytelling to Understand the World

I listened to a couple of episodes of the Hidden Brain podcast over the weekend. Using science and storytelling, the show aims to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behaviour, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships. The latest episode is titled ‘Filthy Rich‘ (#49) which is about the amusing and disturbing findings a sociologist uncovered when she explored the secret lives of billionaires. The other was ‘Decide Already!‘ (#42) where Harvard researcher Dan Gilbert tells us why we’re bad at predicting our future happiness, how that affects our decision making, and why we are actually happier after making a decision that feels irrevocable.┬áSome interesting take outs for everyone, regardless of how good/bad you think you are at making decisions. They are both under 25 minutes long. Listen to these and other episodes of Hidden Brain here.

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