Rebecca Lemov

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Rebecca Lemov is an Associate Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. Her research focuses on key episodes and experiments in the history of the human and behavioral sciences. Her most recent book, Database of Dreams: The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity examines attempts between 1942 and 1963 to map the elusive and subjective parts of the human psyche via once-futuristic data-storage techniques. In looking at innovations in data-gathering methods, her research investigates the ongoing transformation of knowledge, technology, and subjectivity in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Currently, she is at work on a history of coercive interrogation in relation to brainwashing.