Useful delusions : the Power and paradox of the self deceiving brain

About the review
Shankar is a journalist and science correspondent for the podcast “The Hidden Brain” by National Public Radio or NPR, that I have been listening to for years and Bill Messler is a journalist.About the Book The book took me about four and a half hours to read and what particularly interested me were the notes at the end of the book which led me to looking up many cross-references – these included stories, other books that I might have missed out on reading and interviews that I have added on my list of “must listen to” So all in all I did take plenty of notes. The intended audience for the book is anyone interested in human behaviour and the social sciences. I give the book 3.5 out of 5 stars – because there were moments in the books that were really enjoyable although some parts dragged on.

Book Review : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcHxMA1DwSs

About the review
Shankar is a journalist and science correspondent for the podcast “The Hidden Brain” by National Public Radio or NPR, that I have been listening to for years and Bill Messler is a journalist.About the Book The book took me about four and a half hours to read and what particularly interested me were the notes at the end of the book which led me to looking up many cross-references – these included stories, other books that I might have missed out on reading and interviews that I have added on my list of “must listen to” So all in all I did take plenty of notes. The intended audience for the book is anyone interested in human behaviour and the social sciences. I give the book 3.5 out of 5 stars – because there were moments in the books that were really enjoyable although some parts dragged on.

Book Review : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcHxMA1DwSs

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by Shankar Vedantam & Bill Messler

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