The windmills of our minds

Apr 30, 2012

Every aspect of our mental lives plays out in two versions: one conscious, the other unconscious. This hidden aspect, of which we are unaware, dictates our relationships, our decisions, our actions.

Over the past twenty years, scientists have discovered new tools to probe our subliminal minds and uncover its secrets, leading to new understanding of the way we experience the world – perception, memory, behavior and social judgment. In his book, Dr. Leonard Mlodinow pulls back the curtain that hides the darkest corners of our minds.

What’s in your unconscious? How can we access its secrets and use them to better understand ourselves?


Leonard Mlodinow, author of “Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior” (Pantheon Books). He teaches at Caltech.

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