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Shankar Vedantam keynote: "The Hidden Brain" -- Strata + Hadoop 2014

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From the 2014 Strata Conference + Hadoop World in New York City. About Shankar Vedantam: Shankar Vedantam is the author of The Hidden Brain: How our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives. He is also a social science correspondent at NPR – National Public Radio. He was formerly a reporter at The Washington Post. From 2007 to 2009, he wrote the Post’s Department of Human Behavior column. Vedantam travels widely to give talks that explore how the science of human behavior shapes corporate life, nonprofit institutions and public policy. Vedantam has been invited to teach at several academic institutions, including Harvard University and Columbia University. He has served as a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, and as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. Watch more from Strata + Hadoop World 2014: http://goo.gl/UUfrR7 Find out more about the conference: http://strataconf.com/stratany2014 Don't miss an upload! Subscribe! http://goo.gl/szEauh Stay Connected to O'Reilly Media by Email - http://goo.gl/YZSWbO Follow O'Reilly Media: http://plus.google.com/+oreillymedia https://www.facebook.com/OReilly https://twitter.com/OReillyMedia
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Zackary Gomez (1 year ago)
Just signed up for this podcast.
Joe Bellacero (3 years ago)
What are the implications for developing effective policy? When I see political postings on Facebook, there is clear support for Mr. Vedantam's points. My friends on both the left and the right pick through all of the data now available through the internet and find only things that support their prejudices.
Red Moon 96 (1 year ago)
I agree. People on the right accuse the left of confirmation bias, people on the left accuse the right of confirmation bias, but in reality we all do it. Makes you wonder who you can believe, if at all.

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