I am a woman born 1949 and my quest is to find a mindmate
to grow old together as a mutually devoted couple
in a relationship based upon the
egalitarian rational commitment paradigm
bonded by intrinsic commitment
as each other's safe haven and secure basis.

The purpose of this blog is to enable the right man
to recognize us as reciprocal mindmates and
to encourage him to contact me:

The entries directly concerning,
who could be my mindmate,
are mainly at the beginning.
If this is your predominant interest,
I suggest to read this blog in the same order
as it was written, following the numbers.

I am German, therefore my English is sometimes faulty.

Maybe you have stumbled upon this blog not as a potential match.
Please wait a short moment before zapping.

Do you know anybody, who could be my mindmate?
Your neighbour, brother, uncle, cousin, colleague, friend?
If so, please tell him to look at this blog.
While you have no reason to do this for me,
a stranger, maybe you can make someone happy, for whom you care.

Do you have your own webpage or blog,
which someone like my mindmate to be found probably reads?
If so, please mention my quest and add a link to this blog.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

490. Can There Be Involuntary Twilight Learning?

Can There Be Involuntary Twilight Learning?
"The concept of the subliminal message is now familiar. A subconscious suggestion can help a person bring about positive change, such as smoking cessation, or otherwise influence one's actions.

Twilight Learning is a process that uses EEG neurofeedback to cultivate a hypersuggestible brain state in a subject. Auditory "change messages" are then given to the individual, allowing "enhanced learning" to take place.

An EEG range of 4-7 Hertz was found to indicate the theta, hypersuggestible brain state. Subjects could then be presented with therapeutic messages designed to make changes in maladaptive habits, addictions, and poor self-image."

In this study, the hypersuggestible state of the brain was induced.   But I am wondering, how often such states get created involuntarily and unnoticed, people being exposed to suggestive detrimental influences.  

One example are the countless times, that people fall asleep with the tv running.    The ubiquitous presence of sex and violence in the media desensitizes people to the damage done by promiscuity and brutality.    The conscious exposition to what is presented on the media is already a hazard to sensitivity.   
But I am wondering, if people exposed to the running TV while sleeping are even more suspectible than when awake.       They are subconsciously exposed to stimuli, that are not a conscious choice.   At least here in Germany the public TV restricts some of the worst emissions to be shown only late at night.   While people sleep, they are exposed to the kind of emission, they would feel repugnance to watch, while they are awake.