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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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Wow – first published in kathelen a new edition with brrainwashing new brainwasing page preface that makes the book’s relevance most topical. I loved the quotes at the beginning of sections, which added to the literary experience, and I loved the topic, which really is why we believe what we believe and how those beliefs are formed and thus can be changed without our even knowing.

The term ‘brainwashing’ was first recorded inbut it is an expression of a much older concept: A brain that was simple enough to be fully known would be too simple to contain conscious observers who might know it. Hoping to heal 5. 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.

The power of stop-and-think Taylor also briefly talks about “mental illness” and “justified” brainwashing, as we as a society seem to agree that in certain circumstances, reprogramming brainwashing is not only warranted but absolutely ethical.

String theory and its big brother M-theory, which as Baggott points out, is not actually a theā€¦. Brainwashing describes three approaches to mind-changing; by force, by stealth and by direct brain manipulation technologies It has also been the subject of learned discussion from many disciplines: While one might expect a book on this topic to deal overwhelmingly with entities like the CIA and KGB, readers may be surprised to see how much the book focuses on advertising agencies, religions, and the educational system.


Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.

Kathleen Taylor, Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control – PhilPapers

The Science of Thought Control. This was especially true in the earlier sections about the history of brainwashing and the cultural experiences we have had with it.

Mar 04, Justine rated it liked it. Unfortunately, Taylor points out that it is ethically impossible to conduct controlled taypor studies, so I did not find the specific evidence I was looking for. Oxford Landmark Science books are ‘must-read’ classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

A good starting point 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.

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But how does one resist such influence? Unfortunately, Taylor points out Brainwashing was first published in hardcover format on 16 December by Oxford University Pressand again in paperback format on 24 August Over the past 50 years the term has crept into popular culture, served as a topic for jokes, frightened the public in mediaheadlines, and Far wider katthleen and deeper than the title and subtitle suggest. It explains the neurological basis for reasoning and cognition in the brainand proposes that the self is changeable while describing the physiology of neurological pathways.

It has also been the subje The term ‘brainwashing’ was first recorded inbut it is an expression of a much older concept: Research with the Locus of Control Construct.



Great book, if you’re interested in this kind of thing. Clegg – – Journal of Business Ethics 97 2: From Milgram and Kampuchea to Normal Organizations. You can’t choose your genetics, and most of us have very little control over our culture or early life experiences, both of which are changing our brains without our knowing it. New in Paperback Brainwashing The science of thought control Kathleen Taylor Oxford Landmark Science Discusses the history, sociology, and psychology of brainwashing, and links it with a fascinating and accessible account of the brain and neuroscience.

Webs and new worlds. It was some insightful information concerning the brain, emotions, and cogwebs–how taulor react to coercive tortures and other behaviors. It has also been the brainwashhing of learned discussion from many angles: In religious thought the idea that freedom is an illusion appears in the guise of predestination, which attributes control of human fates to a god or gods. Well less internet and more books could be OK for the time being.

Nov 29, severyn rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book.

Our ever-changing brains 8. Kathleen Taylor offers readers a basic breakdown with reference to further reading, examining not only the history of thought control, but also discusses the fact that we are continually bombarded with information seeking to change our minds. Experiencing Art Arthur Shimamura.