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  • Edition: 00
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  • Copyright: 2012-05-17
  • Publisher: FRWHEEL

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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 quantum mind. From St. Augustine, who wrote, "I cannot grasp all that I am," to the latest contemporary research, philosophers, scientists, and thinkers have been fascinated with the concept. This absorbing history offers colorful, sometimes astonishing examples, while also laying out the functions of the unconscious process in our daily lives. Drawing widely on scientific research, art, literature, and philosophy, Frank Tallis shows that an understanding of this hidden mind is essential to understanding our true selves.

Author Biography

Frank Tallis is a writer and practicing clinical psychologist, who has taught clinical psychology and neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry and Kings College in London. Dr. Tallis has published six nonfiction books, including Changing Minds, a history of psychotherapy, and many academic articles in international journals. He has also written two novels, for which he received a 1999 Writer's Award from the Arts Council of Great Britain and a 2000 New London Writer's Award from the London Arts Board.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Depths below depthsp. 1
Mystery and imaginationp. 16
The philosophy teacherp. 35
The iconp. 53
Darkness risingp. 72
A new vocabularyp. 91
The unconscious brainp. 110
Darwin in the darkp. 130
The uses of darknessp. 148
The third blowp. 171
Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 191
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