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Useful Delusions

The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain

Shankar Vedantam

From the New York Times best-selling author and host of Hidden Brain comes a thought-provoking look at the role of self-deception in human flourishing.Self-deception does terrible harm to us, to our communities, and to the planet. But if it is so bad for us, why is it ubiquitous? In Useful Delusions, Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler argue that, par...
Publish Date
March 2
Goodreads rating
Mar 06, 2021
You know the dangers of self-deception, but what if there are times when it works to your advantage? The Hidden Brain host brings his inquisitive, reflective lens to examine when fooling yourself might be adaptive—and when it prevents you from adapting to the world around you.      source