Shankar Vedantam is a science correspondent for National Public Radio. Between 2006 and 2009, he authored the weekly “Department of Human Behavior” column in The Washington Post and was afterward promoted to national science writer at the newspaper. He is the winner of several journalism awards, a 2009-2010 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and the author of “The Ghosts of Kashmir” and “The Hidden Brain.”
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