May 16, 2019
When disaster strikes, we want to know, who screwed up? This week we explore the psychology of warnings: Why some warnings get heard, and why some of us are better at seeing what lies ahead.
May 9, 2019
Sometimes, when we believe something, no amount of data can change our minds. This week, why we cling to our beliefs — even when they're wrong.
April 25, 2019
How many ads have you encountered today? On this week's radio show, we discuss the insidiousness of advertising in American media.
April 4, 2019
This week we consider what we misunderstand about newspapers – from their long history of hype, to the hidden price we pay when they close.
March 21, 2019
We know our actions affect those around us. But how do we know whether our impact is positive? This week on Hidden Brain, what it means to do good in the world.
March 15, 2019
Envy is one of the most unpleasant of all human emotions. This week, we explore an emotion that can inspire us to become better people — or to commit unspeakable acts.
March 7, 2019
New research finds that partisans agree with bumper sticker slogans — unless they are told that those slogans were made by a leader of the opposing party.
January 24, 2019
What happens when we connect with people whose view of the world is very different from our own? This week on Hidden Brain, we look at the links between diversity, conflict, and creativity.
January 22, 2019
Investigations of Russian influence on the 2016 election have tended to focus on the role of social media. Researchers are also exploring the psychological vulnerability that hackers exploited.
January 17, 2019
This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, we tell the stories of two people who defy gender stereotypes in their jobs.