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Binah: Shankar Vedantam On The Power And Paradox Of The Self-Deceiving Brain

Douglas Sonders / NPR

Shankar Vedantam, the host of the Hidden Brain podcast, explains how the deception of oneself and others can paradoxically play a vital role in human success and well-being.

Vendantam’s new book is, Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain.

He’s joined in conversation by journalist and former co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition, David Greene.

David Kwan is the editor and producer of Binah, featuring remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco as part of their Arts & Ideas program.