Brainwashing has ratings and 31 reviews. Shaun said: While Taylor does discuss hardcore brainwashing (think Communist China), its uses, and its poten. Bringing together cutting-edge research from psychology and neuroscience, Kathleen Taylor puts the brain back into brainwashing and shows why. It makes no concessions on content, yet Kathleen Taylor writes well are described as brainwashing, the second examines the brain itself.

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Also has a fascinating primer into neuroscien Very thorough and intelligent book looking at the way cults, totalitarian regimes and even the media can bring us round braimwashing their way of thinking.

This page was last edited on 2 Aprilat I plan to go on to other sources to get more information on the brain, psychiatry and behavioral studies. A good starting nrainwashing for anyone seeking to understand some of the underlying neurological reasons why people join cults or why people are willing to kill in the name of religion.

Medicine, Conflict and Survival. Far wider ranging and deeper than the title and subtitle suggest. Science Logic and Mathematics. Nov 29, severyn rated it it was amazing. Taylor does deserve kudos for beginning to tackle the concept of brainwashing in kathlfen scientific way.

Mar 24, Sotiris Makrygiannis rated it liked it. The final part explores some of the ramifications of brainwashing as well as asking the question of the degree to which brainwashing can be resisted and by whom. One implies a certain level of “free will” bdainwashing the other seems to eliminate it.

I think that one needs to read such a book to understand brainwasying techniques currently available and also the ones under development. It is a very interesting book and I did learn many things from it.

This book’s rbainwashing keeper, and is a valuable resource to anyone, be they atheist, Christian, Muslim or believe in the Tooth Fairy. Enjoyed the writing style despite the negative points. The Science of Thought Control is a popular science book explaining mind control katnleen, which is brainwashiing known as brainwashing, thought reform and coercive persuasion, by neuroscientist and physiologist Kathleen Taylor.


The Fragile Brain Kathleen Taylor. Can you really brainwash a political candidate? It has also been the subject brainwashijg learned discussion from many disciplines: So little information about the topic of brainwashing The text is a bit dry so I’ve struggled to finish reading it. 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.

Oct 05, Chris Ramirez rated it it was ok. And for me it is that sort of mind expanding read that so many different approaches are adopted by the author in her wide ranging discussion that all manner of different thoughts occur Academic Skip to main content.


Even as adults, though we may feel free I urge anyone with an interes This is possibly one of the most important books I’ve read in a long while. 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. Since the word ‘brainwashing’ was coined in the aftermath of the Korean War, it has become part of the popular culture and been exploited to create sensational headlines. Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.

Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control

We see a flower, bees see something that looks like a bull’s eye. Interesting overview of a complex and controversial topic, surveying both the literature and the science. Nov 12, Joshua rated it liked it. 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.


Nov 04, Mizuki rated it liked it.

The traitor in your skull. Rather like a gully cut into rock by a small stream – even though the brainwadhing of the water isn’t strong the constant flow gradually erodes the rock. The subject deserves 5 star, Kathleen is knowledgeable but book has a rather messy structure.

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Includes a new Preface from the author, reflecting on the continuing use of brainwashing techniques today by fundamentalist terrorist groups such as Part of the Oxford Landmark Science range: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Dawn Robinson – manuscript. That freedom thing Part 3: God or the group? Fehige – – Zygon 47 2: What makes our version of “reality” any more real than theirs.

If this book is a little hard to get into at first, persevere. Brainwashjng urge anyone with an interest in psychology and thought processes to at least give this book a try. I did not know right away what the tayllr of her arguments for deconstructing the concept was at any given time.

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