Videos about brainwashing

February 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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I’ve done a set of short introductory Cover of Brainwashingvideos about brainwashing, now available on YouTube.

In them, I’m arguing that brainwashing is not magical super-tech. Nor is it entirely propaganda. It relies on human psychological weaknesses — or, to put it another way, on the remarkable flexibility of our brains.

I talk about what brainwashing is and whether it really exists, its history, types of brainwashing, and the five core psychological techniques of brainwashing. (That last one’s a bit longer.)

For a taster, here’s the first one, on ‘What is brainwashing?’

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