and a trip to the Frick that turned into a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art because it was the last day of the exhibit at the Frick and once that fact gets published in the Times, it’s all over.

On the bus seat next to mine, I picked up a copy of the New York Times book review from 2002. Was this a deliberate plant? Has it been sitting on that bus since 2002?

I just finished reading Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior. The title describes the content. The author gives Freud credit for his interest in the unconscious but calls him completely off the mark because “many unconscious measures can never be directly revealed through the kind of self-reflection encouraged by therapy, because they transpire in areas of the brain not open to the conscious mind. ” (p. 16).  This leaves me with two questions. How can they be revealed (through FMRI). Then, what’s the point of therapy?

 

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