How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

Friday, April 27, 2012

Leonard Mlodinow explores how we misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and colleagues; how we misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions; and how we misremember important events. Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior explains how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world.


Leonard Mlodinow

Comments [10]


This is interesting but it's defined by a very limited paradigm - i prefer the perceptions of artists, particularly dancers, on questions like these - a brain is not everything - how about the heart and its intelligence?

Apr. 27 2012 12:33 PM
Betty Lynd from nyc

What happens when people make assumptions about how another person is feeling, how do they determine their assumption is correct or false?

Apr. 27 2012 12:30 PM

More Scientifism / The New Religion / Upps !! No , not a religion , but (All Bow Down) Science .

Apr. 27 2012 12:30 PM
Dave from Westfield, NJ

I would echo's the previous writer's interest in hearing how this relates to the concept of free will. Thanks

Apr. 27 2012 12:30 PM
John A.

"please ask your guest about his opinion on free will."
Some scientists are trying to argue this doesn't exist - it's an illusion. Yes, how does this guest feel?

Apr. 27 2012 12:26 PM
Tuviya from NYC

Leonard, please ask your guest about his opinion on free will.

Apr. 27 2012 12:13 PM

What's the difference between subconscious and unconscious?

Apr. 27 2012 12:13 PM
John A.

Implied: "How to recognize and ragain control over your invisible influences."

Apr. 27 2012 12:09 PM
jeff from nj

“You nourish the illusion of there being such a thing as psychical freedom, and you will not give it up. I am sorry to say I disagree with you categorically over this”.

Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis pg. 59.

Apr. 27 2012 09:59 AM
Ed from Larchmont

We've always seen the subconscious as undermining the conscious and rational mind, and it does if there is disorder, which Freud investigated. But in a healthy person, shouldn't the subconscious be a necessary help and aid to the conscious mind, like the memory is?

Apr. 27 2012 06:03 AM

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