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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Her discussion of how skilled manipulators work to link strong emotion to a new idea in attempt to bypass the critical thought processes that would make people stop and think is particularly important for people interested in cultic issues.

Kathoeen fact I read it in Chinese version. Ryan Murray rated it liked it Apr 12, Amazon Rapids Fun brzinwashing for kids on the go. He specialises in taking really difficult topics and giving a more in-depth look at them than most of his peers. The information within is very useful, but the text itself is a bit dry Now if only more people out there were willing to pursue knowledge and employ the simple technique taypor stop-think.

Feb 18, Kadri rated it really liked it Shelves: The importance of emotional states and confusion.

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Anyone with an interest in psychology, and maintaining a sense of freedom and personal control should read this book. Please try again later. More importantly, at least to me, she tends to focus those two things onto the darkest alleys of human existence — why people do bad things. Brainwashiny like it could have been half the length without losing anything.

Get to Know Us. As someone trained in media studies and employed within an advertising-driven environment, I understand all too well how modern media manipulate people. Not that I disagree with her, au contraire. Visit our Help Pages.


First, a casual look at the historical uses of brainwashing is covered. In elegant and accessible prose, and with abundant use of anecdotes and case-studies, she examines the ethical problems involved in brainwashin out the required experiments on humans, the limitations of animal kathelen, and the frightening implications of such research.

Now listen to me: Refresh and try again. It’s our faulty neurons, a result of genetics and our life circumstances and experiences, bralnwashing. The stronger the reinforcement of these beliefs the harder they are to change. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. We see a flower, bees see something that looks like a bull’s eye.

The section on “cogwebs” is where the book really begins to take off. Mar 26, Cagan rated it did not like it.

This book’s a keeper, and is a valuable resource to anyone, be they atheist, Christian, Muslim or believe in the Tooth Fairy. It is a very interesting book and I did learn many things from it. Mar 24, Sotiris Makrygiannis rated it liked it.

This book is a very in depth study of factors that are involved in Brainwashing. Taylor is thorough and also points readers towards many interesting sources for more information. Her expression ‘cogwebs’, as an abbreviation for cognitive web – connections in the brain made through reinforcement of certain beliefs and thought patterns often through external influence, were particularly interesting. The traitor in your skull.

In “Brainwashing”, Kathleen Taylor brings the worlds of neuroscience and social psychology together for the first time. If you could induce a perpetual state of happiness and contentedness artificially say through some new neuro-scientific procedure Would recommend to those who enjoy brain science and its implications for psychology and sociology, as well as discussions of concepts like “free will”.

But it kathhleen just like transformed from a journal. It’s true that physicists have come up with various interpretations of quantum physics, but these are designed as technical mechanisms to bridge the gap between theory and the world as we see it, rather than explanations that would make sense to the ordinary reader. The thing is once you abandon the idea of a “soul” or entity that is separate from the body, you have no choice but to accept that we are nothing more than a mass of cells, though complex basically you accept the biological basis for all behavior.


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Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control

Over the past 50 years the term has crept into popular culture, served as a topic for jokes, frightened the public in mediaheadlines, and slandered innumerable people and institutions. By diving into neuroscience to detail how concepts and ideas are established in the brain, Taylor offers insight into how different kinds of manipulation attempts try to change how people think about the world around them.

She has a rich, irreverent writing style — bordering on the cheeky — matched with an incredible depth of knowledge in neuroscience and human behavior. Jul 14, Ebi rated it really liked it Shelves: Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

I think any one who likes books by Brian Cox, Simon Singh et al, or who has in interest in how people interact with each other would enjoy this book. Anyone with an interest in psychology, and maintaining a sense of freedom a If this book is a little hard to get into at first, persevere.

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