An absolutely fascinating book, well-written and thought provoking. It's language is very dry and the chapters are not very well structured, a meh for me .... the topic tough was very interesting in itself and I hope it's more properly studied in the future. I found it too full of "maybe this, maybe that", too much seeing what he wanted to see in various cases. 3 people found this helpful. Refresh and try again. There are now international organizations for "voice hearers" who are not mentally ill and want to remove the stigma. The closest description of what it is like to hear voices I have found so far. Worth reading, but be prepared to skim certain sections in order to find the best parts. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. the Voice Within In this time of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Voice Within is a guide to build peace and confidence within my emotional, physical and spiritual daily regiment. Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2014 . Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée A fascinating subject - the inner voices that nearly all of us 'hear' in one form or another - is given serious and capable exploration by the author. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. Not everyone actually hears a voice when they talk about "My inner voice" but some do. For example, using MRIs psychologists are beginning to map the structures within the brain that are active while we engage in reflective thought. With his marriage in tatters and a string of failed affairs behind him, he leaves London to research a triple murder that took place in his own ancestral home during the English Civil War. It's written in a very light way whilst going through a lot of material. From Virginia Woolf to the modern Hearing Voices Movement, Fernyhough also transforms our understanding of voice-hearers past and present. Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Unable to add item to List. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published To see what your friends thought of this book. We’d love your help. I liked this book. I loved that there was a mixture of paranormal events, a thriller-ish feel, intriguing love stories and contemporary societal themes threaded throughout the narrative. Start by marking “The Voice Within” as Want to Read: Error rating book. For example, using MRIs psychologists are beginning t. There's good evidence that most (but surprisingly, to me, not all) of us hear voices that have no external auditory stimulus. Welcome back. Having worked in TV and media for over twenty five years I am now increasingly turning my attention to writing to fulfill a long cherished dream. Raises many interesting questions, but can't answer many. This became quite a fascinating read, after it started a little dry and a bit repetitive. Start by marking “The Voices Within” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Pour signaler une violation de droits d'auteur. Be the first to ask a question about The Voice Within. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Sélectionnez la section dans laquelle vous souhaitez faire votre recherche. While at times I felt as if some important points were missing they did end up being there at the end - a matter of perspective really. Impossible d'ajouter l'article à votre liste. His latest non-fiction book, on the voices in our heads, is published by Profile/. by Performance Media Ltd. Something went wrong. Understanding the voices we hear in our minds is such a challenging endeavor because it requires both neurological as well as social explanations and in combining the two areas of inquiry one runs the risk of overgeneralizing to the point of meaninglessness. Please try your request again later. Please try again. by Profile Books. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. Immensely readable - as always with Charles Fernyhough's books. I've gleaned some good quotes from the book for my research and writing, something that overall has been pretty difficult to come by, since there seems to be relatively little research on the topic so far, especially as relates to language learning. The Voice Within is a thoroughly enjoyable read. While this topic is very interesting, I don't think anything in this book was groundbreaking in it's approach. Building on the latest theories, including the new 'dialogic thinking' model, and employing state-of-the-art neuroimaging and other ground-breaking research techniques, Fernyhough has written an authoritative and engaging guide to the voices in our heads. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Ce livre contient-il des problèmes de qualité ou de mise en forme ? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. An absolutely fascinating book, well-written and thought provoking. Like most people, I have often struggled to find peace with my my own thoughts and emotions I found Fernyhough's use of philosophical texts along with psychiatric studies to be the most satisfying analysis of this subject I have seen. By what processes might we form an idea, couch it into another's voice and experience it as if it were coming from that other person? It has the answer to all our questions to perfect satisfaction. I originally it picked up because I thought it might say something about the process of thought and in fact it does. I read a review of this book in the New Yorker soon after I had read Lydia Millet's novel sweet lamb of heaven in which a young mother who hears external voices goes on the run to escape an abusive husband and gets taken in by someone who runs a group for miscellaneous people whose only commonality is that they hear voices. the Author explores Julian Jaynes' idea of the abscence of interior thought in ancient man, as during the time of homer, but also counters Jaynes' theories using the Homeric texts,( although this might also be the qualities of modern interpretations of teh text, who knows, I didnt check the references) . Fernyhough istrying to sort our various kinds experiences of hearing voices and it moves across several literatures--cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, psychiatry, religion. I was pleased to win this on Goodreads because, due to poor hearing, I have tinnitus; I am fortunate because I "hear" beautiful music. What I really liked was the structure of the approach, the different perspectives employed and many different examples and case studies entwined throughout the book. Charles Fernyhough is the author of Pieces of Light (Profile Books) and The Baby in the Mirror (Granta), two novels, The Auctioneer (Fourth Estate) and A Box of Birds (Unbound), and has contributed to the Guardian, TIME Ideas, Sunday Telegraph, Financial Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Focus Magazine. Refresh and try again. 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars. It is an amazing journey of the human experience and the extra-human experience. Rachel. Be the first to ask a question about The Voice Within. Pour en savoir plus, veuillez vous référer aux conditions générales de ces promotions. When reading about complex subjects however, 'exploration' of research often leads to any central argument getting lost amongst endless summaries of research papers and inconclusive findings. A reasonably thorough overview of the inner working of the mind for a regular reader. Wellcome Collection is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive, funding over 14,000 researchers and projects in more than 70 countries. its seems that interior voices are abbreviated versions of speech, and children use it as a self regulatory device as well as a second opinion and outside observer/instructor. We’d love your help. What I really liked was the structure of the approach, the different perspectives employed and many different examples and case studies entwined throughout the book. The Voices Within is a book about the voices in our heads. It was cleverly written. But I think my impatience might be blamed a bi, Next time you talk to yourself, it won't be a just crazy habit but a series of your mental processes - I think that awareness is the biggest takeaway for me. The book though interesting in the beginning, slowly begins to lose its charm half way. A Jungian perspective on monastic life, marriage vows, the I Ching, the Tarot, The Lord of the Rings, & more. To create our... How do you find the strength to carry on when you are weak, abused and broken? Start by marking “The Voice Within: Love and Virtue in the Age of the Spirit” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Though the language is simple, and the context very interesting, book may become a bit of drag later. How are these two processes different within the physical brain? He has a historical chapter treating the Christian mystics, which I thought was quite nuanced. I could not put this book down. Choisissez la méthode d'envoi et achetez l'ebook, Les destinataires peuvent lire l'ebook reçu sur n'importe quel appareil. Afficher ou modifier votre historique de navigation, Recyclage (y compris les équipements électriques et électroniques), Annonces basées sur vos centres d’intérêt. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 February 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016. Excellent book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It basically told me everything I already knew about "listening to voices", the only difference was that there was a lot of scientific terms thrown around and a lot of conjectures that the book itself says cannot be tested. Il analyse également les commentaires pour vérifier leur fiabilité. I found this nonfiction book, The Voices Within by Charles Fernyhough, stimulating and refreshing—like cold, fizzy ginger ale for your brain. Charles Fernyhough, an English psychologist and novelist, has written this account of what is conjectured and known about the "voices in our heads". If I'm a little blue or have just read a dissatisfying book, I pick up The Voice That Is Great Within Us, open it at random and read a verse or two. Her poetic and prayerful expression leads the reader into the common ground of meditating on our discovery of another way of hearing our own "small voice within". What's That You Say, Me? DNF. What is that inner voice, anyway? Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? I also enjoyed listening to a talk by the author on You. Read more. The experiments begin to seem repetitive and the chapters seem to have more or less the same conclusions. Read more. 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. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The Book of Human Emotions: An Encyclopaedia of Feeling from Anger to Wanderlust (Wellcome Collection), Others: Writers on the power of words to help us see beyond ourselves, In Therapy: The Unfolding Story (Wellcome Collection), Adventures in Human Being (Wellcome Collection), Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End (Wellcome Collection), You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters, An elegantly written survey of contemporary scientific research into the inner dialogues we all conduct every day ... Moving ... persuasively unravels connections between the voices we hear inside and the words we say out loud, and shows that the conversations we have with ourselves can be as interesting and revealing as those we have with others.