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L'automatisme psychologique: Essai de psychologie expérimentale sur les formes inférieures de l'activité humaine (French) Paperback – December 31, 1989
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Pierre Janet is ranked alongside William James and Wilhelm Wundt as one of the founding fathers of psychology.
Pierre Janet coined the terms “dissociation” and “subconscious”.
The book “L'automatisme psychologique” describes “Dissociation Theory”, which was later developed by Ernest Hilgard into “Neo-dissociation Theory” (“Hidden Observer Theory”).
Carl Gustav Jung studied with Pierre Janet in Paris in 1902 and was much influenced by him, for example equating what he called a “complex” with Janet’s “idée fixe subconsciente”.
Jung’s view of the mind as “consisting of an indefinite, because unknown, number of complexes or fragmentary personalities” built upon what Janet in “Psychological Automatism” called “simultaneous psychological existences”.
Additional supplementary materials on the same topic (i.e. the brain is made up of a constellation of independent or semi-independent agents) are the following books:
1) On the Psychology and Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena. (German “Zur Psychologie und Pathologie sogenannter occulter Phanomene”). Carl Gustav Jung. 1903.
2) The Red Book. (or “Liber Novus” “The New Book”). Carl Gustav Jung. 1913-1917, book published in 2009.
3) In Search of the Miraculous. Fragments of an Unknown Teaching. Pyotr Demianovich Ouspenskii (rus. Пётр Демьянович Успенский) 1915 (book published in 1992).
4) Analytical Psychology. Carl Gustav Jung. 1935, book published in 2014.
5) The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry. Henri Frédéric Ellenberger. 1970
6) The Origin of Consciousness in the Break-Down of the Bicameral Mind. Julian Jaynes. 1976.
7) Divided Consciousness: Multiple Controls in Human Thought and Action. Ernest Ropiequet "Jack" Hilgard. 1977 (original), 1986 (expanded edition).
8) The Integrated Mind. Michael S. Gazzaniga, Joseph E. LeDoux. 1978.
9) The Social Brain. Discovering the Networks of the Mind. Michael S. Gazzaniga. 1985.
10) The Society of Mind. Marvin Minsky. 1988
11) Evolution of Consciousness: The Origins of the Way We Think. Robert Ornstein. 1992.
12) Beyond the Conscious Mind. Unlocking the Secrets of the Self. Thomas R. Blakeslee. 1996.
13) Who’s in charge? Michael S. Gazzaniga. 2011.
14) The Phase. A Practical Guidebook. Michael Raduga (rus. Михаил Радуга). 2011.
15) Conscious Evolution 2.0. or what the Bible, alien abductions and near-death experiences all have in common? Michael Raduga. (rus. Михаил Радуга). 2011.
16) Cognitive Neuroscience. The Biology of the Mind. Michael S. Gazzaniga, Richard B. Ivry, George R. Mangun. 2014 (4th Edition).
17) The Future of the Mind. Michio Kaku. 2014
18) Tales from Both Sides of the Brain. A Life in Neuroscience. Michael S. Gazzaniga. 2015.
The best of these above mentioned books is the book “Beyond the Conscious Mind. Unlocking the Secrets of the Self” by Thomas R. Blakeslee (1996).
Beyond the Conscious Mind: Unlocking the Secrets of the Self
The ideas presented in the book “L'automatisme psychologique” are further developed in “Neurocluster Brain Model” which analyses the processes in the brain from the point of view of the computer science.
The brain is a massively parallel computing machine which means that different areas of the brain process the information independently from each other.