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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Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. However, Kathleen Taylor’s explanation of the many varieties of influence techniques used in politics, religion and tyalor were fascinating and very useful to me.

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See all Product description. Other editions – View all Brainwashing: Victims and predators I am glad I persevered through some of the earlier parts which are still worth reading to get to the really exciting conclusions and advice Taylor has to offer.

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.


Notes from the Frontiers of Neuroscience. Both explanations are hard to swallow in their own way. In philosophy it is brainwahsing to as ‘necessity’or ‘determinism’: What the book really helped me to better understand is how things like the Holocaust can happen.


A great book, well worth reading. This book will tell you and if you aren’t it’ll tell you how.

Jun 03, Shaun rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 The middle part of the book chapters 7 through 11 delves into neuroscience and how it applies to brainwashing.

Overall, the book is well written and entertaining. The same is true for those extensions of ourselves, our favourite ingroups. Medicine, Conflict and Survival. Would love to read this book The Science of Thought Control. Webs and new worlds 9. Editorial Reviews Review ” This book shows a clear and concise analysis.

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Kahhleen term ‘brainwashing’ was first recorded inbut it is an expression of a much older concept: The first half of the book is the author catching us up on all brajnwashing foundations and history of brainwashing in order to then discuss with us kahtleen parts she finds most fascinating – the writing was much easier to get into in the second half. 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.


Showing of 33 reviews. The Secret History of Mind Control. In BrainwashingKathleen Taylor brought the worlds of neuroscience and social psychology together for the first time.

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