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Published: 29 December 2016

528 Pages | 17 B&W halftones


ISBN: 9780198798330

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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.
  • Alongside the science and psychology, Taylor examines the history, politics, and ethics of brainwashing. Touching on religion, education, and advertising, this book shows how it goes on all around us.
  • Highly topical and relevant, describing the use of brainwashing techniques by terrorist groups and cults, as well as famous fictional examples such as Orwell's 1984
  • Short-listed for the MIND Book of the Year Award 2005.
  • Includes a new Preface from the author, reflecting on the continuing use of brainwashing techniques today by fundamentalist terrorist groups such as "Islamic State", and growing insights from the development of neuroscience techniques
  • Part of the Oxford Landmark Science range: 'must-read' modern science and big ideas, which have shaped the way we think.

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