Helping curious people understand the world, "Hidden Brain" uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices and the triggers tha direct the course of our relationships.
New this year, NPR science correspondent and host Shankar Vedantam brings listeners a wealth of knowledge from social science research. Why do mild-mannered people turn into fearsome moms and dads? Does the way you park your car say something vital about you? Can hidden biases keep people from finding interesting jobs? "Hidden Brain" answers those questions.
An hour-long version of "Hidden Brain" is new this year, although you've likely heard Shankar on "Morning Edition" or "All Things Considered." "Hidden Brain" replaces "The Best of Car Talk," previously heard Saturdays at 10 a.m.