Secret Language of the Mind: A Visual Inquiry into the Mysteries of Consciousness

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What's the significance of a Freudian slip? Is there a difference between men's and women's brain chemestry? Does hypnosis really work? The Secret Language of the Mind explores in fascinating detail the intriguing and ongoing mysteries about why and who we are. Over 200 full-color and b&w illustrations.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780811814317
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Mind and Matter 14
The Evolution of the Mind 16
The Anatomy of the Brain 22
The Basic Language of the Brain 26
Models of the Mind 30
Left Brain, Right Brain 32
In Many Minds 34
What Kind of Computer is the Brain? 36
The Non-Material Mind 38
Psychodynamic Models of the Mind 40
Sensation and Perception 44
Vision 48
Hearing 54
Touch, Pain and Pleasure 58
Taste and Smell 62
Sensory Deprivation 64
Consciousness 66
Language 70
States of Knowing 72
The Stream of Consciousness 74
Introspection 76
How Babies Become Conscious 78
Lying and Pretending 82
Memory and Forgetting 84
Personality 90
Gender 92
Emotions and Feelings 94
Illusions, Delusions and Deceptions 96
Fooling the Senses 98
The Colour of a Trumpet 104
Amnesia 106
Slips of the Mind 108
Altered States 110
Sleep, Dreams and Symbols 114
Daydreams 118
Fantasy and Sex 120
Hypnosis 122
Meditation 124
Vision and Trance 126
Drugs 128
The Power of Suggestion 132
Body Language 134
The Mind and the Paranormal 136
The Mind under Siege 140
Schizophrenia 144
Depression and Mania 148
Phobias and Anxieties 152
Ageing and Dementia 154
Mind and Environment 156
Appetite and Exercise 158
Psychotherapy 160
The Ascent of Mind 164
Intelligence 166
Creativity 170
The Evolving Consciousness 174
Glossary 178
Appendix: Brain Imaging Techniques 182
Bibliography/Credits 184
Index 187
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