Washing The Brain

Washing the Brain
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
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Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 431
ISBN 9027227136
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Contemporary metaphor theory has recently begun to address the relation between metaphor, culture and ideology. In this wide-ranging book, Andrew Goatly, using lexical data from his database Metalude, investigates how conceptual metaphor themes construct our thinking and social behaviour in fields as diverse as architecture, engineering, education, genetics, ecology, economics, politics, industrial time-management, medicine, immigration, race, and sex. He argues that metaphor themes are created not only through the universal body but also through cultural experience, so that an apparently universal metaphor such as event-structure as realized in English grammar is, in fact, culturally relative, compared with e.g. the construal of 'cause and effect' in the Algonquin language Blackfoot. Moreover, event-structure as a model is both scientifically reactionary and, as the basis for technological mega-projects, has proved environmentally harmful. Furthermore, the ideologies of early capitalism created or exploited a selection of metaphor themes historically traceable through Hobbes, Hume, Smith, Malthus and Darwin. These metaphorical concepts support neo-Darwinian and neo-conservative ideologies apparent at the beginning of the 21st century, ideologies underpinning our social and environmental crises. The conclusion therefore recommends skepticism of metaphor's reductionist tendencies.

Washing the Brain
  • Author : Andrew Goatly
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01

Contemporary metaphor theory has recently begun to address the relation between metaphor, culture and ideology. In this wide-ranging book, Andrew Goatly, using lexical data from his database Metalude, investigates how conceptual metaphor themes construct our thinking and social behaviour in fields as diverse as architecture, engineering, education, genetics, ecology, economics,

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Brain Wash
  • Author : David Perlmutter,Austin Perlmutter
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14

Fight back against a modern culture that is rewiring our brains and damaging our health with this practical, doctor-approved plan for healing that includes a ten-day boot camp and forty delicious recipes. Contemporary life provides us with infinite opportunities, along with endless temptations. We can eat whatever we want, whenever

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Battle For The Mind
  • Author : William Sargant
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Release Date : 1957-01-01

We have still much to learn as to the laws according to which the mind and body act on one another, and according to which one mind acts on another; but it is certain that a great part of this mutual action can be reduced to general laws, and that

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Grain Brain
  • Author : David Perlmutter,
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18

Dr. Perlmutter's #1 New York Times bestseller about the devastating effects of gluten, sugar, and carbs on the brain and body -- updated with the latest nutritional and neurological science When Grain Brain was published in 2013, Dr. Perlmutter kick-started a revolution. Since then, his book has been translated into thirty languages,

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The Brain washing Machine
  • Author : Lajos Ruff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1957

Read online The Brain washing Machine written by Lajos Ruff, published by which was released on 1957. Download full The Brain washing Machine Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Trainwashing
  • Author : Michaelson Williams
  • Publisher : Hwfnet, LLC.
  • Release Date : 2013-01-30

Trainwashing is the act of washing the brain clean of the lifelong negative brainwashing of family, friends, religious leaders, media, big business advertising, and government which keep us thinking like the "have-nots" in the 99 percentile. Through proper training the brain is washed clean of this lifelong negative conditioning and in

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Chemistry of the Brain
  • Author : Irvine Heinly Page,Juda Hirsch Quastel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1937

Read online Chemistry of the Brain written by Irvine Heinly Page,Juda Hirsch Quastel, published by which was released on 1937. Download full Chemistry of the Brain Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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When Brains Dream  Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep
  • Author : Antonio Zadra,Robert Stickgold
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12

A comprehensive, eye-opening exploration of what dreams are, where they come from, what they mean, and why we have them. Questions on the origins and meaning of dreams are as old as humankind, and as confounding and exciting today as when nineteenth-century scientists first attempted to unravel them. Why do

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The Brain That Changes Itself
  • Author : Norman Doidge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-03-15

“Fascinating. Doidge’s book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.”—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new

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Mental Seduction and Menticide  the Psychology of Thought Control and Brain washing
  • Author : Joost Abraham Maurits Meerloo
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1957

I. The techniques of individual submission -- II. The techniques of mass submission -- III. Unobtrusive coercion -- IV. In search of defences.

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The Country Gentleman
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1863

A journal for the farm, the garden, and the fireside, devoted to improvement in agriculture, horticulture, and rural taste; to elevation in mental, moral, and social character, and the spread of useful knowledge and current news.

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Making up the Mind
  • Author : Chris Frith
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-05-20

Written by one of the world’s leading neuroscientists,Making Up the Mind is the first accessible account ofexperimental studies showing how the brain creates our mentalworld. Uses evidence from brain imaging, psychological experiments andstudies of patients to explore the relationship between the mindand the brain Demonstrates that our knowledge

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Why We Sleep
  • Author : Matthew Walker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03

"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding

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The Brain and Behavior
  • Author : Guðrún Árnadóttir
  • Publisher : Mosby Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1990

In this unique text the author presents an assessment tool which directly links functional performance in daily activities to neurobehavioural deficits the Arnadottir OT-ADL Neurobehavorial Evaluation (A-One). Split into two parts, the first carries out a literature review of functional neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurobehaviour (assuming the reader already has a

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The Boy Who Couldn t Stop Washing
  • Author : Judith L. Rapoport
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1991-12-03

One boy spends six hours a day washing himself—and still can't believe he will ever be clean Another sufferer must check her stove hundreds of times daily to make sure she has turned it off And one woman, in an effort to ensure that her eyebrows are symmetrical, finally

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