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Shankar Vedantam

Host and Creator of 

"Hidden Brain" on NPR

Useful Delusions The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain by Shankar Vedantam

Useful Delusions

The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain


In conversation with Dr. Shahla Farzan, Reporter, St. Louis Public Radio, University of Missouri - St. Louis & Winner of the Regional Edward R. Murrow Award. | Wednesday, April 28th 


Shankar Vedantam is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Brain, a combination of narrative storytelling and scientific reporting that looks at how our unconscious biases color our perception of reality and influence our decisions. Also the host of a popular Hidden Brain radio show and podcast, Vedantam is NPR's social science correspondent and a former longtime reporter at the Washington Post. He is the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award, served as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, and was honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In Useful Delusions, Vedantam offers a counterintuitive examination of self-deception's ability to make our lives better.

Most people would agree that lies and self-deception can do terrible harm to our lives, to our communities, and to the planet. But in Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain, Shankar Vedantam-host of the Hidden Brain podcast-argues that, paradoxically, deceiving ourselves and others can also play a vital role in human success and well-being.

The lies we tell each other and the lies that we tell ourselves sustain our daily interactions with friends, romantic partners, and co-workers. They explain why some people live longer than others, why some couples remain in love and others don't, and why some nations and tribes hold together while others splinter.

Filled with powerful personal stories and drawing on new insights in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, Useful Delusions offers a fascinating tour of an upside-down world. 


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