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The Hidden Brain by Shankar Vedantam
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“Author compares the impact of biases to his experience as an average swimmer who overcame a considerable fear of water. While the swimming was easy in one particular experience, he was internally congratulating himself on his acquired skill. But when he realized he was swimming with a current he would now have to fight against, he realized just how definite his limits were.”
Shankar Vedantam, The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives


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0.0% "“Fighting (addiction) is largely about becoming aware of triggers and consciously setting up mechanisms to guard against them.“"
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30.0% "Much of our professional lives is not about the excellence of our work, but the creation and maintenance of social bonds."
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99.0% "Citing better safety rates for airplane passengers versus car drivers, the author says, “It is easy to confuse being in control with safety.“"
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