The RET third Sunday meeting in May will feature a DVD presentation from the Skeptics Society Distinguished Lecture Series by physicist Leonard Mlodinow titled “Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior”
From the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of ‘The Grand Design’ (with Stephen Hawking) and ‘War of the Worldviews’ (with Deepak Chopra) comes a fascinating, illuminating examination of the profound ways in which the unconscious mind shapes our lives. Every aspect of our mental lives plays out in two versions: one conscious, which we are constantly aware of, and the other unconscious, which remains hidden from us. Over the past two decades researchers have developed remarkable new tools for probing the unconscious, or subliminal, workings of the mind. This explosion of research has led to a sea change in our understanding of how the mind affects the way we live. As a result, scientists are becoming increasingly convinced that how we experience the world—our perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment—is largely driven by the mind’s subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long believed.