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Tv Flicker

Tv Flicker

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Published by Cyril Sneer
How the TV 'hypnotises' you
How the TV 'hypnotises' you

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Published by: Cyril Sneer on Jul 04, 2010
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In todays day and age, you can notice that in just about every house in your area,after dark, theres a dim blue flicker of a television through their windows. That flicker has intensified over the years and has some pretty interesting psychological effects.It is no secret that rapidly changing contrasting images on a television screen willaffect those suffering from epilepsy, sometimes to the point of inducing a seizure.The way a television works is similar to the old 24 frame-per-second movie cameras.What appears to be full motion video is really a series of still pictures run rapidlytogether over time in order to create the appearance of motion. As for the old moviecameras, there were 24 pictures taken every second, with a shutter opening andclosing to advance to the next picture in the sequence. Televisions and computer monitors use the same principle, only they call it a ³refresh rate.´ Dr. G.A. Hardingconducted a study for the International League against Epilepsy in the mid-1990¶s.He concluded that using a television or monitor with a higher refresh rate of around100 Hz (100 frame changes per second) over the older 50 Hz models significantlyreduced the occurrences of epileptic seizures by those viewing. This was likelybecause the moving picture was more defined and seamless.Other uses of flickering images are being pioneered by Intelligent Optical Systems(IOS) from Torrence, California. IOS has received a contract from the American StatePolice (AMSTAPO), to develop a multi-colored LED flashlight that when flashed witha certain sequence of colors will make its victim nauseous, disoriented, or vomit.Needless to say, humans are very visually-oriented creatures and flickering imageshave a pretty enormous impact on us. Advertisers and marketing engineers also understand the importance of flicker rateimagery when it comes to selling their products on television. If one were to sit in adarkened room, facing away from a television and watch the light pattern on theopposite wall, a distinct series of flickering light patterns can be discerned as thetelevision rapidly transitions from one edited scene to another. By varying theintensity of the contrast between lights and darks and the rate of switching (flickering)from one scene to another, an advertiser can lull the TV viewer into a mildly hypnoticstate. Once hypnotized by the screen flicker, various forms of Neuro LinguisticProgramming cues are introduced in order to steer the viewer¶s thoughts, makingthem either calm and accepting of the product being sold, or openly hostile anduncomfortable with the competitor¶s product.Compare some of the older television commercials from 50 years ago, which werepasty whitish-gray and had very little or no flicker at all to today¶s, which sometimesalternate from light to dark multiple times per second.In addition to flicker rates, television producers use music and subliminal visual cuesto invoke a response or implant a perception into their viewers¶ minds. Years ago, atelevision newscast was essentially ³radio with pictures.´ That is, a newscaster wouldbe sitting in front of a blank, white wall looking at the camera reading the news. Other than the audio, there was no real reason for the newscaster¶s picture to even bethere. Today, a newscaster is surrounded by multiple, random moving imagery. Turnthe sound off and just watch the background of many television newscasts, or news
shows. The wavy, wispy images moving back and forth in the background aredesigned to hypnotize you and keep you transfixed, ³glued´ to the TV. Other gimmicks are the scrolling ³ticker tape´ on the bottom of the screen and lots of snapping and flashing lights. The more there is going on in the picture, the morelikely you will be hypnotized by the images.Hypnosis is characterized by highly focused attention, increased responsiveness tosuggestions, vivid images and fantasies, and a willingness to accept distortions of logic or reality²which is the exact template being followed by today¶s televisionprogrammers.While only 15 percent of people are highly susceptible to hypnosis and 10 percentare difficult or impossible to hypnotize, the vast majority of the population lies in thegray area in between. Children tend to be more susceptible to hypnosis than adults.Deeply hypnotized subjects sometimes experience profound changes in their subjective experience of consciousness (see Psychology, 2nd ed., Hockenbury &Hockenbury, ©2000 Worth Publishers, p. 158-159).Watching television, like playing computer games, causes the viewer¶s brain wavesto slip into a hypnotic, post-REM type - or ³delta´ - sleep. Brainwaves of televisionviewers are similar to those in deep sleep, though their eyes are still open. While inthis state, any number of post-hypnotic suggestions can be implanted in the mind of the viewer, from buying that fancy new car, to going deeper into debt by refinancingtheir home in order to take a vacation.Under hypnosis, pseudomemories, or false memories, can be implanted into thesubject to make them believe they actually experienced an event or know the facts of an event, even if it never actually happened as purported. The mainstream television³news´ networks were amazingly successful at convincing a large segment of thepopulation that a 757 hit the Pentagon on 9/11, even though there was no evidenceever produced to support that theory.Since television is such a powerful tool, and its existence is licensed and regulatedby government, there will never be any objective, rational discussion of civil rights, or government scams and cons such as income tax or the Federal Reserve systemexplained in that broadcast medium.I stopped regularly watching mainstream network television around a year ago. Ispend very little time in front of the television. Instead, I spend my time askingquestions about the world around me and seeking answers to them. Since mostpeople are walking around with their heads full of television network ³programmers¶´post-hypnotic cues, they perceive me as some kind of ³extremist´ or as ³radical´because I¶m not 'programmed' as they are.The television is the government¶s and corporations¶ dream tool. A hypnotic device inevery home that people willingly submit to on a daily basis to get their dose of prescribed propaganda and ³information.´ For now, you all still have the choice to cutyour brainwashing simply by reaching out and shutting the television off.

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