The great thing about thin-slicing, argues Gladwell, is that we can all do it, especially when it comes to thin-slicing each other.Evolution has honed our social intelligence, allowing us read people accurately based on fleeting first impressions – which is why speed dating and chatroulette might actually be a good idea.Psychologists believe that the unconscious mind stores all the memories and experiences that are not being consciously thought about. For example, you can probably remember what you had for dinner last night.Can you remember what you did on your last birthday? Can you remember the happy feelings upon receiving gifts or seeing friends?Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source A method of treating mental illness, originating with Sigmund Freud, in which a psychiatrist (analyst) helps a patient discover and confront the causes of the illness.
Its health effects include anxiety, cardiovascular disease, immune disorders, insomnia, and depression.
The things that you are actively seeing, feeling, and hearing at any one time make up your conscious mind.
But what about all your other experiences and memories that make you who you are?
The director, who is known for his edgy, stylised treatment of stories such as his film adaptation of William S Burroughs' book Naked Lunch, is preparing for a radical interpretation of the fractious triangular friendship.
It is being billed as a "dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery drawn from true-life events".