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Shankar Vedantam

Special Guest

Biography:

Shankar Vedantam is a national science writer at The Washington Post. Between 2006 and 2009, Vedantam authored the weekly Department of Human Behavior column in The Washington Post. He is the winner of several journalism awards. Vedantam is a 2009-2010 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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The Hidden Brain

Ian Punnett welcomed science journalist Shankar Vedantam for a discussion into the 'hidden brain' -- a phrase he coined to describe the myriad brain functions that happen outside of our conscious awareness, but which nonetheless effect how we behave in everyday life. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett
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