Are you being brainwashed by Muzak? Debbie Yi People listen to music for various reasons. Some people use music in order to increase relaxation. Others use music as a form of energy.
The "Analytical" part of your brain and the "Repetitive Task" part tend to operate in separate rooms. Meditation works the same way, with chants or mantras meant to "calm the mind. At the political conventions, notice how they trained the audiences to fill the gaps between applause lines with chants "U-S-A!
They used to sacrifice a goat at the end, but PETA put a stop to it. A single anonymous source will report to some news blog that, say, Senator Smith runs a secret gay bordello in New Orleans.
Drudge will run the headline: They call it "Source Amnesia. The brain has limited storage, so it stores just the important nugget that a wolverine is a small, ferocious animal but usually discards the trivial context, such as when and where you learned about it the movie Red Dawn, probably.
What They have found is that a piece of information--say, an ugly rumor about a politician--can be presented with all sorts of qualifiers a question mark, attribution to a shitty source, the word "unconfirmed" but often the brain will only remember the ugly rumor and completely forget the qualifier.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement And get this: The entire point of putting a shaky rumor into the press is to force your opponent to deny it. Because They know that the denial works just as well as the accusation. Thanks to Source Amnesia, for millions of people all three of these During the presidential primaries, Drudge ran a huge photo of Barack Obama wearing a turban.
Under it was an inflammatory headline about how disgusting it was that Clinton staffers were circulating such a picture. Obviously the idea is to insulate the members from any opposing points of view, to keep them marching in line.
That technique works just as well outside of the cult world, but They have to be more subtle about it. Continue Reading Below Sounds like: Studies show the brain is wired to get a quick high from reading things that agree with our point of view.
The same studies proved that, strangely, we also get a rush from intentionally dismissing information that disagrees, no matter how well supported it is.
Yes, our brain rewards us for being closed-minded dicks. Continue Reading Below Advertisement So with a little prodding, the followers will happily close themselves in the same echo chamber of talk radio, blogs and cable news outlets that give them that little "They agree with ME!
I grew up in the 80s, in a house with three TV stations. We got one newspaper, the local one. Today, I go through that many outlets a day just to get my freaking video game news. And now, that explosion of the hour cable news stations and, later, the web and blogosphere, has created these parallel universes of Right vs.
Left media outlets, complete with their own publishing arms. They each even have "watchdog" groups that exist purely for the reason of hammering away at each other the left has FAIR and MediaMattersthe right has the Media Research Center.
When an MSNBC interview with candidate John McCain got tense, he responded to the question by openly accusing the reporter of being an operative for the other side: Their lies will only poison your mind. There really is no defense. They call this Continue Reading Below Advertisement the appeal to rididcule fallacy.
To which I would simply rebut, "Oooooh, appeal to ridicule fallacy!
Look at these assholes! How many of us were shamed into doing something stupid in high school? Hell, I still have that huge Dokken tattoo on my back. Continue Reading Below Advertisement But why does it work?To avoid being brainwashed by television producers, watch programs objectively and notice how they are attempting to manipulate you.
Then decide whether it’s a good use of your time to watch a particular program and all those like it. Biology Second Web Paper On Serendip. Are you being brainwashed by Muzak? Debbie Yi.
People listen to music for various reasons. Some people use music in order to increase relaxation. How we can help these people as a friend is, however, something we will tackle here.
You will also see similarities to our conversation regarding befriending victims. But being brainwashed by another, in my assessment, is much more complicated and dangerous.
The one thing Feminists are right about is that some beliefs are learned - what they fail to recognize is that their persecutory delusion about women in western society being ‘oppressed’ ranks right up there with believing that the Apollo moon landings were hoaxes or that the Earth is really flat and all evidence to the contrary is part of a conspiracy.
How we can help these people as a friend is, however, something we will tackle here. You will also see similarities to our conversation regarding befriending victims. But being brainwashed by another, in my assessment, is much more complicated and dangerous.
We’re forced to read any material we would never choose to on our own time, and oftentime from that, we learn something new. Once you stop going to school, you tend to fall into a routine. You only start reading your favorite news publications and watching your favorite type of entertainment as well.