Mind Readers

For some mood-swinging urbanites talk is cheap, pills are passé, and brain scans hold the promise of a beautiful mind. Perhaps nothing mirrors our cultural obsessions more than how we deal with our “issues.”. At the turn of the 20th century, Sigmund Freud introduced psychoanalysis, and his notion that we could talk away our problems was in lockstep with the inward-looking literary (see Virginia Woolf and James Joyce) and cultural tendencies of the day.

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