Shankar Vedantam is the host of Hidden Brain, one of the most popular podcasts in the world, with over two million downloads per week. Featured on over 350 public radio stations across the U.S., it focuses on human behavior and the social sciences, highlighting how listeners can think about the news in unusual and interesting ways. Vedantam has received numerous accolades for his work, including the Edward R. Murrow Award and honors from the American Psychoanalytic Association. He’s the author of The Hidden Brain: How our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives and the upcoming Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain.
In this keynote, he’ll explore the question of how we make sense of a stressful, lonely world—and the surprisingly functional role the “self-deceiving brain” can play in our lives.
Note: No CE credit is available for this keynote.