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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The concept that “reality” is on many levels a self-created individualized delusion subjective and not objective is a mind-bender, but then again if it is real to the self, than what’s the difference. Want to Brainashing Currently Reading Read. Oxford Landmark Science books are ‘must-read’ classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think. Really disappointing that I can’t actually access this book on my Kathlden Nov 12, Joshua rated it liked it.

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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. Should I buy a Electromagnetic shield soon?

It arrived on time, the price was fair and the content was really interesting! May 29, Mark rated it it was amazing. The final part explores some of the ramifications of brainwashing as well as brainwasying the question of the degree to which brainwashing can be resisted and by whom. The Financial Times Limited.



Retrieved from ” https: Understanding how the brain works really does help to explain how a guard in a prison camp can oversee the mass murder of a family, including children, and then return home, a loving father, to his own family. Since the word ‘brainwashing’ was coined in the aftermath of the Korean War, it has become part of the popular culture and been bgainwashing to create sensational headlines.

By the time I read the sections on how the brain works, the text flowed more logically, although it was complex and challenging because of the subject matter.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Jul 14, Ebi rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall, the book is well written and entertaining. Read reviews that mention mind control writing style stop and think 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.

Taylor seemed to be trying to be “hip,” which increased the cultural barrier, and which, at times, seemed flippant. Lists with This Book. Please try again later.

This book is a very in depth study of factors that are involved in Brainwashing. I chose this book as part of a research project. After a research MSc at Stirling University, working on brain chemistry, she returned to Oxford to do a DPhil in visual neuroscience and postdoctoral work on cognitive neuroscience. The science of thought control Kathleen Taylor Limited preview – Refresh and try again. But, if you are willing kathlesn take a step back, and look at the wider pictures of how humans interact and what happens when opinions differ and are pushed forcefully, you will find this an enlightening read.

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The Science of the Supernatural. Given this a four star, because it was a very thought provoking book, delivered in a style understandable to a layman. Her expression ‘cogwebs’, as an abbreviation for cognitive web – connections in the brain made thr This book was very interesting but, for me, difficult to read in some places.


She has written on a range of topics from consciousness to cruelty, including several books published by OUP: I think that one needs to read such a book to un The subject deserves 5 star, Kathleen is knowledgeable but book has a rather messy structure.

The section on “cogwebs” is where the book really begins to take off. Not Enabled Screen Reader: There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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. I took me awhile to catchup. A lesson to pick from the book: Perhaps I should have read it a few years ago Mar 18, Hangci Du rated it really liked it. But it is just like transformed from a journal. I kept asking myself Review An ambitious and well-written study The Guardian Synopsis Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others.

It looks at the origin, the methods, the ideas, the social and political implications, the neuroscience behind it, as well as the philosophical concepts that surround our ability to think ‘freely’.

As someone trained in media studies and employed within an advertising-driven environment, I understand all too well how modern media manipulate people. I am planning to write an article about how political Islam is radicalizing generations of young Muslims around the world and found out about this book during my research work for the topic.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Taylor includes an extensive reference and further reading list, which I plan to use. The Rape of the Mind: