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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A brain that was simple enough to be fully known would be too katbleen to contain conscious observers who might know 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. The term ‘brainwashing’ was first recorded inbut it is an expression of a much older concept: Despite this variety, to date there has been one angle barinwashing This is possibly one of the most important books I’ve read in a long while.

This section covers many of the same topics as one would expect from a psychologist writing on brainwashing. I couldn’t keep all of these aspects of the term “brainwashing” in my head as I read.

Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control

The Financial Times Limited. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The Psychology of Perceptual Control. She outlines many aspects of brainwashing: Feb 18, Kadri rated it really liked it Shelves: Here we see a prime example of that rarest of species — a book that is both academic and readable. Taylor 3 17 Jan 12, Well less internet and more books could be OK for the time being.


Unfortunately, Taylor points out She also suggests that cynicism and humour assist resisting influence – which is great, because being English we are endlessly cynical and like to use humour as a defence. Between them, these two behemoths of twentieth century physics underlie the vast bulk of physics very well – but they simply can’t be put together. Paperbackpages.

Oxford University Press We see a flower, bees see something that looks like a bull’s eye. This book was primarily for research purposes only. Is book deserves a public debate about the morals of brainwashing, or mind altering techniques that could be used for the benefit of humanity but also for total control.

Refresh and try again. Dietrich Stout – – Topics in Cognitive Science 2 4: It has also been the subje The term ‘brainwashing’ was first recorded in brwinwashing, but it is an expression of a kathledn older concept: Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.

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. Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others.

Also, The stucture is not so good. Alongside the science and psychology, Taylor examines the taylot, politics, and ethics of brainwashing. Jan 27, Ellen rated it it was ok. It is then very difficult to change the route of the stream. History of Western Philosophy.

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

Other editions – View all Brainwashing: 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 I think given technology and scientific advances, this is important stuff that has far reaching implications.


This edition includes a new preface from the author reflecting on the uses of brainwashing today, including by the Islamic State. May 07, Sarah rated it liked it.

In fact I read it in Chinese version. The Science of Thought Control is a popular science book explaining mind controlwhich is also known as brainwashing, thought reform and coercive persuasion, by neuroscientist and physiologist Kathleen Taylor. May 29, Mark rated it it was amazing. Explains how ethereal ideas such as “freedom” and “liberation” can be used to manipulate an individual, group or even entire populace into consensus. Find it on Scholar.

The power of persuasion.


Looks at the subject from all angles – from the taypor spouse to the torture camp, from the narrow focus of most media to the milieu control of cult leaders.

Clegg – – Journal of Business Ethics 97 2: Animal testing Archival research Behavior epigenetics Case study Content analysis Experiments Human subject research Interviews Neuroimaging Observation Psychophysics Qualitative research Quantitative research Self-report inventory Statistical surveys.

The section on “cogwebs” is where the book really begins to take off.

The Evolution of Cognitive Control. 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.

I suggest you persuade he brainwashes. Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.