Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. Since the word ‘brainwashing’ was coined in the. Brainwashing has ratings and 31 reviews. Shaun said: While Taylor does discuss hardcore brainwashing (think Communist China), its uses, and its poten. Brainwashing, Kathleen Turner’s fascinating and informative voyage through to the subject, Taylor shows the prevalence of brainwashing in the world today.

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Taylor is thorough and also points readers towards many interesting sources for more information. Alongside the science and psychology, Taylor examines the history, politics, and ethics of brainwashing.

What the book does provide, however, is a detailed discussion of what science can tell us about how we come to believe what we do, and how influence attempts can impact that process. Am I brainwashing my friends and family correctly? Nov 04, Mizuki rated it liked it. Other editions – View all Katheen Read reviews that mention mind control writing style stop and brainwashiing kathleen taylor brain function book interesting recommend this book reading the book control book influence corporate cult ideas subject brainwashed evidence neuroscience science sense behavior.

Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control by Kathleen Taylor

This can be a reassuring concept, but it can also be alienating and terrifying. Neuroexistentialism Gregg Caruso and Owen Flanagan. My introduction to her was through reading Cruelty: This goes to show that brainwashing is not an independent process that happens, but is woven brainwashihg the very fabric of our lives.


I urge anyone with an interes This is possibly one of the most important books I’ve read in a long while.

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Jun 03, Shaun braonwashing it it was amazing Shelves: A brain that was simple enough to be fully known would be too simple to contain conscious observers who might know it. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? As philosophers say, beliefs ‘function as reasons for action’.

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The book assumes no particular knowledge of brain science, and so this section begins with a crash course on your brain.

This is a relatively advanced book, and if you are used to light casual reading this is not the book for you. I think that one needs to read such a book to understand the techniques currently available and also the ones under development. The part explaining how the brain works was explained so that even a brainwasihng is able to grasp what the scientists are finding out about how the grey matter works.

The term ‘brainwashing’ was first recorded inbut it is an expression of a much older concept: But until now, a crucial part of brainwashibg debate has been missing: Freedom and control Archived from the original on June 10, This edition includes a new kathlden from the author reflecting on the uses of brainwashing today, including by the Islamic State.


Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control

Nov 29, severyn rated it it was amazing. That freedom thing Part 3: But how does one resist such influence?

And then there is the impact of such ‘brainwashing’ upon national politics and our media through deliberate manipulation ‘fake news’ and misinformation Books by Kathleen Taylor. The book is split into three themes of sorts.

It was worth it, but I mathleen struggle at times with the complexity of the issues Taylor was attempting to tackle. The Fragile Brain Kathleen Taylor. Huge quantities of words have been produced on this topic; mercifully, the public debate is now moving beyond the damaging myth that ‘genes are destiny’ to an acknowledgement of the inextricable interconnectedness of genes and environment.

I did not know right away what the foundation of her arguments for deconstructing the concept was at any given time. Notes from the Frontiers of Neuroscience.

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