A Wide Ranging Look At The Voices In All Our Heads, Examining How We Think And What It Means For Our Lives And Sense Of Self.Close Your Eyes And Have A Thought Profound Or Mundane, Hold The Thought Savour It Replay It In Your Mind Now Ask Yourself A Question What Was It Like To Think That Thought What We Usually Call Thinking Is Often A Kind Of Speaking By, And A Listening To, The Multiple Voices Of Our Consciousness.The Voices Within Eavesdrops On The Voices In Our Heads The Kindly Ones, The Guiding Ones, The Voices Of Conscience And Memory, And The Sometimes Terrible, Sometimes Beneficent Voices Of Those Who Hear Others Speaking When There Is No One Around It Illuminates The New Sciences Of Language And Thought With Engaging Case Studies And Historical And Artistic Examples, And Makes The Reader Think Differently About How Words And Thoughts Weave Together In Our Consciousness.Authoritative And Engaging, Drawing On Some Of The Most Up To Date Research And Thinking, In The Voices Within Psychologist Charles Fernyhough Interviews Young Children And The Elderly, Novelists, Practitioners Of Meditation, Visual Artists And, In Particular, People Who Hear Voices And Reveals How It Seems That The Inner Voice Of Introspection Is Real, And That It Plays A Vital Part In Our Thinking Psychologists Are Demonstrating That Inner Speech Could Have An Importance Far Beyond Our Previous Thinking, Helping Us To Regulate Our Own Behaviour, Motivate Ourselves For Action And Even Become Conscious Of Our Own Selves.
Charles Fernyhough is a writer and psychologist His non fiction book about his daughter s psychological development, The Baby in the Mirror, was published by Granta in 2008 His book on autobiographical memory, Pieces of Light Profile, 2012 was shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books His latest non fiction book, on the voices in our heads, is published by Profile
- 320 pages
- The Voices Within
- Charles Fernyhough
- 19 June 2018 Charles Fernyhough