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Published: 27 July 2006

336 Pages | 17 line drawings


ISBN: 9780199204786

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The science of thought control

Kathleen Taylor

  • The first book about brainwashing that discusses not just the history, sociology, and psychology of the topic, but links it with a fascinating and accessible account of the brain and neuroscience.
  • Short-listed for the MIND Book of the Year Award 2005.
  • 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.
  • Topical, covering real-life events and issues such as terrorism, September 11th, and the trial of Patty Hearst, as well as famous fictional cases of brainwashing, including Orwell's 1984 and The Manchurian Candidate.