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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Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. Since the word ‘brainwashing’ was brainwazhing in the aftermath of the Korean War, it has become part of the popular culture and been exploited to create sensational headlines.

It has also been the subject of learned discussion from many disciplines: But until now, a crucial part of the debate has been missing: Descriptions of how opinions can be changed, whether by persuasion, deceit, or force, have been almost entirely psychological. In BrainwashingKathleen Taylor brought the worlds of neuroscience and social psychology together for the first time.

In elegant and accessible prose, and with abundant use of brainwashkng and case-studies, she examines the ethical problems involved in carrying out the required experiments on humans, the limitations of animal models, and the frightening implications of such research. She also explores the history of thought-control and shows how it persists all around us, from marketing and television, to politics and education.


This edition includes a brainnwashing preface from the author reflecting on the uses of brainwashing today, including by the Islamic State. Oxford Landmark Science books are ‘must-read’ classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think. Torture and seduction 1. The birth of a word 2. God or the group?

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Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control by Kathleen Taylor

Hoping to heal 5. Brainwashing and influence Part 2: The traitor in your skull 7. Our ever-changing brains 8. Webs and new worlds 9. The power of stop-and-think That freedom thing Part 3: Freedom and control Victims and predators Science and nightmare After a research MSc at Stirling University, working on brain chemistry, she returned to Oxford to do a DPhil in visual neuroscience and postdoctoral work on cognitive neuroscience.

She has written on a range of topics from consciousness to cruelty, including several books published by OUP: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Academic Skip to main content. Choose your country or region Close. 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.


Alongside the science and psychology, Taylor examines the history, politics, and ethics brainwashign brainwashing. Touching on religion, education, and advertising, this book shows how it goes on all around us. Highly topical and relevant, brainwasying the use of brainwashing techniques by terrorist groups and cults, as well as famous fictional examples such as Orwell’s Short-listed for the MIND Book of the Year Award Includes a new Preface from the author, reflecting on the continuing use of brainwashing techniques today by fundamentalist terrorist groups such as Part of the Oxford Landmark Science range: The Fragile Brain Kathleen Taylor.

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