Shankar Vedantam Opens A Library State of MindAugust 5, 2015
|Shankar Vedantam Opens A Library State of Mind
Opening General Session, October 22, 2015
Shankar Vedantam's Keynote will kick off this year's Illinois Library Conference. Vedantam will explore the ways in which unconscious factors shape our everyday judgments and perceptions. This highly engaging talk will invite you to feel -- not just hear about -- the effects of unconscious biases on the mind. Topics to be discussed include:
Shankar Vedantam is a social science correspondent with National Public Radio and the author of the non-fiction book, The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives. The focus of his reporting is on human behavior and the social sciences, and how research in those fields can get listeners to think about the news in unusual and interesting ways.