@hiddenbrain - Twitter Profile Analysis

Analysis of 200 tweets by Hidden Brain, from 30 Aug 2022 to 25 Jan 2023.

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Hidden Brain

verified twitter profile @HiddenBrain

Exploring the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior | Team: Host and Executive Editor Shankar Vedantam & Executive Producer @taranoelleboyle

11,599 tweets
9,198 favourites
1 tweets per day
2009 since
360 following
2,455 listed
Washington, DC location

Top Tweets by @hiddenbrain

Hidden Brain
"That's the two word words I never forgot: 'Just drive.'" Majid Hadji was doing a high-stakes driving test when he became overcome with anxiety — until someone unexpected helped him get through it. https://t.co/fjExMNMLeu
25 Jan, 2023 - 07:06 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
If people around us behave a certain way, we tend to follow suit. This can sometimes lead to terrible outcomes, but it can also influence our behavior for the better. (1/4)
25 Jan, 2023 - 03:47 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
“If the other side is saying it, then we don't want to do it. If our side is taking this position, it almost doesn't matter what the merits of it are.” In Part 2 of our series on persuasion, @RobertCialdini explains the influence of “we vs. them.” https://t.co/kWs2Opvz2N
24 Jan, 2023 - 07:03 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
Struggling to keep your New Year’s resolutions? It might help to remember that the struggle is real. This and more in our weekly newsletter: https://t.co/hd73U2lwQX
20 Jan, 2023 - 07:23 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
Psychologist @RobertCialdini has spent years studying influencers – and not of the TikTok variety. He looked at salespeople, recruiters, fundraisers. People whose job is to convince others to take action. He wanted to see what techniques they had in common. (1/2)
19 Jan, 2023 - 05:07 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
"I'll just never forget that kindness and generosity." Sabrina Kronk recalls the crew of car mechanics who made it possible for her to get her daughter to daycare, some twenty years ago. https://t.co/uZ4RFhQPFd
18 Jan, 2023 - 09:32 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
In the 1980s, psychologist @RobertCialdini attended dozens of training seminars for salespeople – all to understand how they influence us to buy products. “I worked undercover to learn what they had learned were the most powerful influences on the influence process.” (1/2)
18 Jan, 2023 - 07:10 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
Influencers aren’t limited to TikTok creators and Instagram personalities. We all influence each other in ways small and profound. This week, we talk with @RobertCialdini about how we’re swayed, and the techniques we can use to influence others. https://t.co/lLVLhAoNzT
17 Jan, 2023 - 04:53 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
“It’s easy for us to underestimate how much our trajectory in life is determined by the connections that we have.” – @JacksonmMatt (1/2)
12 Jan, 2023 - 10:48 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
"It was just the idea that someone saw me, was willing to acknowledge that there was some grief inside me that was unresolved." @toddkashdan recalls the classmate in middle school who stepped up to offer support when no one else would. https://t.co/69yHjyqPU1
11 Jan, 2023 - 08:54 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
You’ve heard the phrase, “birds of a feather flock together.” Humans tend to do the same — we’re often drawn to people like us. That can bring unintended consequences, for us and for others. This week, the benefits of branching out. Listen and follow: https://t.co/NosE00U6Bz
11 Jan, 2023 - 03:49 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
Across the world, wealth inequality is a growing concern. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Policymakers spend countless hours debating answers. This week, we look at one source of rising inequality – and one possible solution. https://t.co/XhKAnDCZR8
10 Jan, 2023 - 02:31 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
Find us wherever you get your podcasts, and...in Times Square! 🤩🥰 Big thanks to @amazonmusic and @playmorepods for featuring us on some of the coolest real estate around.
06 Jan, 2023 - 08:14 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
How do our minds process information differently, depending on whether we read or listen to that information? This and more in our weekly newsletter: https://t.co/TzvQTvJp7z
06 Jan, 2023 - 06:25 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
This week on My Unsung Hero: After Vanessa Grace Miller had a life-threatening allergic reaction in a foreign country, her young tour guide stepped in to help. https://t.co/rPK7p01HK6
05 Jan, 2023 - 06:50 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
Have you ever reached a goal and felt…empty? “People aren't very good at all at knowing how achieving their goals will affect them,” says psychologist Ken Sheldon. We think our goals will make us happy, but often they don’t. (1/2)
04 Jan, 2023 - 06:25 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
What do you want to be when you grow up? We’re asked this question all the time as children. When we finally become adults, we sometimes still don’t know the answer. This week, the psychology of figuring out what to do with your life. https://t.co/KjNwS4l55Z
03 Jan, 2023 - 04:22 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
We think of our lives as existing in chapters. And a new chapter can be an ideal time to kickstart a goal or habit. @katy_milkman has researched the power of fresh starts. Listen + follow: https://t.co/xWEfRRbxJK
02 Jan, 2023 - 05:39 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
In our busy lives, we often forget to stop and appreciate the blessings. In that spirit, we want to say thank you to our listeners. You inspire us to do this work. We also want to take a moment to celebrate our team. Here are their favorite episodes of the year. 🧵 https://t.co/jva2y6p6Nx
26 Dec, 2022 - 03:49 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
“That's the beauty of gratitude. It ensures that there's going to be more blessings to come.” –@daviddesteno https://t.co/n8fOaYKRM5
26 Dec, 2022 - 03:48 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
We all deserve the occasional treat. But ironically, we may find it hard to treat ourselves when we’re most in need of some TLC. This and more in our weekly newsletter: https://t.co/T37VCWsG30
23 Dec, 2022 - 01:49 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
Everybody complains. But some research suggests that happy people complain differently. (1/3)
23 Dec, 2022 - 12:10 AM UTC
Hidden Brain
“When we are complaining, we are increasing the extent to which we see things with an external locus of control. We are essentially saying, the world happens to me and there's nothing I can do about it.” —Mike Baer (1/2)
21 Dec, 2022 - 05:13 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
"All of a sudden, I could breathe … It was gonna be okay." When Stephanie Cole became overwhelmed on the first day of her very first job, a customer shared some kind words. https://t.co/gQrDbp1GfG
21 Dec, 2022 - 02:38 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
Nobody likes a complainer, yet we all complain. If complaining is so bad for us, why is it such a present force in our lives? This week, the psychology of complaining. Why we do it, how it affects those around us, and how we can learn to complain…better. https://t.co/qnbf96TZy3
20 Dec, 2022 - 04:14 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
Think about a ritual you perform in your life, whether a religious practice or something small, like quiet time with your morning cup of coffee. How do you feel after you perform that ritual? 🧵 (1/5)
15 Dec, 2022 - 06:55 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
“People attribute tremendous meaning and importance to…rituals. Sometimes they tell me this is the most important event of their lives. And yet, when I ask them why they do it, they very often cannot come up with an answer.” – Anthropologist @xygalatas (1/2)
14 Dec, 2022 - 04:29 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
When Evelyn Flores missed recess, her second grade teacher asked why. https://t.co/KhUIw3W0iT
13 Dec, 2022 - 11:11 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
Do you have a ritual you perform regularly? Maybe it's a religious practice. Or something you do before a big presentation at work. This week, the psychology of rituals, and the powerful role they play in shaping our emotions and structuring our lives. https://t.co/R18q7JSFPb
13 Dec, 2022 - 06:46 PM UTC
Hidden Brain
Are podcasts good for you? We think so, but we may be biased. This and more in our weekly newsletter. https://t.co/dECosJkwN1
09 Dec, 2022 - 05:25 PM UTC

Top Retweets by @hiddenbrain

Kip Glazer
Be curious, be humble and be brave. Such a timely reminder as we look towards 2024! Thank you @HiddenBrain for this!https://t.co/M9kKTfUJBo via @TEDTalks
29 Dec, 2022 - 06:25 PM UTC
Dave A. Barry, FCIPD
Thought-provoking @TEDTalks from @ShankarVedantam @HiddenBrain. Key to making wiser choices is to reject illusion of continuity - the false conviction that future self will share current goals. Stay curious. Practice humility. Be brave. #ThursdayThoughts https://t.co/7UUXxUKUBe
01 Dec, 2022 - 07:51 AM UTC
Mother of Sentient Beings
#ThanksGiving #ThanksTaken #ThanksGiving2022 #DeEscalation How to keep conflict from spiraling at the dinner table, with intractable family and at work ⁦@HiddenBrainhttps://t.co/3BtAPPwfAZ
22 Nov, 2022 - 08:19 PM UTC
David DeSteno
With Thanksgiving days away, I wanted to re-up this episode of @HiddenBrain where Shankar & I discuss the power of gratitude to help us all reach our goals and be better people. Basically, to ensure that next year, we’ll have even more to be thankful for. https://t.co/ua1SCfJFAc
22 Nov, 2022 - 02:58 PM UTC
Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General
My friend Shankar Vedantam and I recorded this conversation two years ago, but the subject is more important than ever. Meaningful connections with one another truly are a source of healing and strength. Hear more on the @HiddenBrain. https://t.co/xpg4RVlBcw
18 Nov, 2022 - 09:37 PM UTC
⁦⁦@HiddenBrain⁩ is one of my favourite podcasts. And this is powerful. https://t.co/fczMYUGa4D
14 Nov, 2022 - 09:54 PM UTC
Jessica Israelsen decided to leave the Air Force after losing a close family member. Her unit never forgot her though, for several years they would pitch in to buy Christmas gifts for her family and would continue to look for ways to help. https://t.co/aVzUyqAAAc
12 Nov, 2022 - 01:20 AM UTC
Gillian Sandstrom
In academia, some days you're overwhelmed w requests for ref letters, endless marking & tedious mtgs. Other days you get to work w brilliant ppl who make you sound smart & help you share a positive msg w the world. Thx to the amazing team @HiddenBrain for gifting me the latter. https://t.co/68KEaN0lPM
09 Nov, 2022 - 03:05 PM UTC
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
What if we stop trying to eliminate conflict and instead ask how can we do conflict better? This #MemberMonday, we're listening to a recent episode of @HiddenBrain that delves into research on addressing and resolving conflict by @JuliaMinson. 🎧: https://t.co/9mIWcFkuaA
07 Nov, 2022 - 06:02 PM UTC
Keith Wakeman
A thought provoking TED talk from @HiddenBrain. You don't actually know what your future self wants. As we make pronouncements today, let's bear in mind that among the people who may disagree with us is our own future selves. ⚡️ Stay curious Practice humility Be brave https://t.co/sWE8EmTHgx
23 Oct, 2022 - 02:34 PM UTC
Listening to @HiddenBrain is one of my favorite things. https://t.co/BhGlKQ4PhY
22 Oct, 2022 - 10:30 PM UTC
Tim Ferriss
What are your all-time favorite 1-3 episodes of @HiddenBrain? Some real gems on this podcast…
13 Oct, 2022 - 03:51 PM UTC
Emily Falk
Happy Friday! Cassie Holmes on @HiddenBrain says volunteers instructed to treat the weekend like a vacation were happier on Monday than people who treated it as a weekend. It wasn't changing behavior that made them happier. It was the mindset. https://t.co/TunopAOwVZ
07 Oct, 2022 - 04:36 PM UTC
Tatiana Prowell, MD
You’re going to be someone different years from now. Stay curious. Practice humility. Be brave. Become the curator & architect of your future self. A beautiful TED talk by @HiddenBrain host, Shankar Vedantam. #FridayFeeling #MedTwitter https://t.co/Wi2wFT5a6t via @TEDTalks
07 Oct, 2022 - 02:17 PM UTC
Tessa West
This week on @HiddenBrain I talked about the 100-item relationship compatibility test that @jayvanbavel and I developed. It involves a radical level of disclosure, but if you're game, give it a shot. All 100 questions are in my latest newsletter: https://t.co/KyJct5ROjy https://t.co/dd4KZ1ybCd
24 Sep, 2022 - 05:00 PM UTC
Zafer Keser, MD
@BatjaMesquita⁩ put cultural differences in emotions in an excellent framework. It deeply resonated with me and I am sure it would with many others. Thank you ⁦@HiddenBrain⁩ for introducing her to us. Fascinating episode! https://t.co/ssW1idqzIE
16 Sep, 2022 - 09:07 AM UTC
Lisa Elia
Public speaking is a necessity for many people, whether you must present to clients or coworkers, or something bigger. If you or your team members have a fear of public speaking, Hidden Brain's episode on "Overcoming Stage Fright" is fantastic! #stagefright #publicspeaking https://t.co/RyUUwoegXG
06 Sep, 2022 - 03:45 PM UTC
Apple Podcasts
Learn how to approach life's challenges on @HiddenBrain's You 2.0 series. Experts share research-based ways to befriend your inner voice, open your mind, and more: https://t.co/PaEiGh4Xjw
04 Sep, 2022 - 05:45 PM UTC
JZ✏️📚📓 (she/her)
Great listen for teachers and educational leaders! ⁦@HiddenBrainhttps://t.co/epOSWsH3g7
03 Sep, 2022 - 12:42 PM UTC
Alicia Montoya
“We spend too much time listening to people who think fast and shallow and not enough time on slow and deep”. Always take the time to challenge, question, rethink, peeps! 💥Another great podcast from @HiddenBrain #HiddenBrain #Rethink #ThinkAgain https://t.co/EdfNaTLUfx
01 Sep, 2022 - 06:54 AM UTC
Mr Le Marquand
Insightful & thought-provoking @HiddenBrain podcast on the benefits/challenges of group identities & importance of getting to know individuals #AbEd #ableg #abpoli https://t.co/APXYt2Le0y
30 Aug, 2022 - 02:17 PM UTC



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