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Beyond the Conscious Mind: Unlocking the Secrets of the Self
     

Beyond the Conscious Mind: Unlocking the Secrets of the Self

by Thomas R. Blakeslee
 
A new understanding of consciousness that helps you to better understand your own and others behavior. Your mind is a self-organized team of specialized independent modules that each take control of your behavior depending upon context. One of these modules, the "self-module," is the verbal interpreter of all of your behavior. However this self-module only controls

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A new understanding of consciousness that helps you to better understand your own and others behavior. Your mind is a self-organized team of specialized independent modules that each take control of your behavior depending upon context. One of these modules, the "self-module," is the verbal interpreter of all of your behavior. However this self-module only controls behavior when you are using self-control. Introspection is thus usually nothing more than self-serving rationalization. Using experimental evidence Blakeslee clearly demonstrates the many mental illusions created by this flawed understanding of self and helps you to develop a new, more accurate, self-concept.

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Drawing on the theory of neural Darwinism, popular science writer Blakeslee, author of The Right Brain, explains the concept of neuron groups called modules and their functions in the mind, and looks at the role of the unconscious in understanding our lives and relationships. He discusses memory illusions, false beliefs, nonverbal thinking, and hypnosis and other altered states. For general readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306452628
Publisher:
Da Capo Books
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.55(h) x 1.19(d)

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