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A Science Odyssey 3 Guests wearing a Sigmund Freud mask.  Spotlight on Guest 1.

How does the mind work?


We know a great deal about how the mind works. Take a look at the unconcious, for example. Everyone's personality has a large unconcious component. Events buried or forgotten in the unconcious influence our behavior.

Consider a simple slip of the tongue. You intend to call your friend a "good friend," but instead you tell him he's a "good fiend." You claim you didn't mean it, but did you really? Perhaps your true feelings are surfacing from deep within your unconcious?



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