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Old 28 August 2008, 08:48 PM
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TV Subliminal Messages Work, at Least Sometimes

Attempts to manipulate consumers with subliminal messages, flashed onto movie or TV screens, once thrilled advertisers and panicked the public, but the furor faded when the technique failed to work.

But a study has given what is claimed to be the first evidence to the contrary -- that our decisions can, in fact, be influenced by subconsciously perceived cues.
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Old 28 August 2008, 10:11 PM
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Subliminal messages? They're a load of hooey.

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Old 28 August 2008, 11:12 PM
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What a bunch of bunk.

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Old 29 August 2008, 02:01 AM
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Is this why I keep buying copies of Led Zeppelins' fourth record?
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Old 29 August 2008, 06:51 AM
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On one Star Trek:Voyager episode, one of the characters apologizes to Tuvok the Vulcan about yielding to their sense of intuition. Tuvok tell them that intuition is really just the mind responding to subconscious cues and can actually be trusted. That sounds like the argument the OP is making, and I tend to agree on some level.
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Old 30 August 2008, 07:38 PM
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This is much like the argument that Gavin de Becker makes in The Gift of Fear. He found that many victims of violence avoided worse catastrophe by following their intuition. Without fail they would say something like "I don't know how I knew I had to do x, y and z," but given time they would usually follow up with some bit of information they had picked up on without consciously processing its meaning. We don't have to be able to immediately analyze information in order to understand on a visceral level what it means and how we should respond.
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Old 30 August 2008, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by rockland6674 View Post
Subliminal messages? They're a load of hooey.
Reverse psychology, however, is well proven. You are very generous. Thank you.
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