Beyond the Conscious Mind: Unlocking the Secrets of the Self

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iUniverse, 2004 - Psychology - 308 pages
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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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Contents

Getting to Know Your Self
29
The Self Module as Press Secretary
36
Other Fabrications
44
Time and Consciousness
51
Memory Illusions
65
Other Concepts of Self
85
False Beliefs
111
Hypnosis and Other
139
Nonverbal Thinking
199
LoveMerging
227
The Empty Self
245
The SplitBrain Experiments
258
The Cognitive Revolution
264
Notes
273
Selected Bibliography
291
Index
305

Psychotherapy
153
The Infant Brain
177

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Blakeslee is an author, entrepreneur, and inventor.

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