Hidden Minds by Frank Tallis
A History of the Unconscious

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The concept of the unconscious has staged a comeback. New research, employing brain scans and other techniques, has shown that the unconscious is not only real but indispensable. HIDDEN MINDS traces our enduring fascination with the unconscious and our attempts to tame it through hypnosis, psychoanalysis, subliminal manipulation, lucid dreams, and even the principles of the ìquantum mind.î Drawing widely on scientific research, art, literature, and philosophy, Frank Tallis shows that an understanding of this ìhidden mindî is essential to understanding our true selves.

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Frank Tallis is a writer and practicing clinical psychologist. He has published seven non-fiction works (including Changing Minds: The History of Psychotherapy as an Answer to Human Suffering; and Hidden Minds: A History of the Unconscious.) His new novel, Lovesick, is also published by Century.
Published February 14, 2002 by Profile Books Ltd. 194 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math, History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Freud’s ideas are commonplace today, Tallis notes, but for much of the 20th century, scientists were not especially interested in the unconscious, having found, among other things, that “advances in drug treatments threatened to make psychoanalysis redundant” and that behavioristic theories of wh...

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As British clinical psychiatrist and novelist Tallis (How to Stop Worrying) notes, Freud famously claimed to have delivered the "third and most wounding blow" to humanity's "naïve self-love" by exposing the power of unconscious processes—the first two blows having been dealt by Copernicus and Dar...

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