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Placebo Buttons. The Misconception: All buttons placed around you do your bidding.

Placebo Buttons

The Truth: Many public buttons are only there to comfort you. You press the doorbell button, you hear the doorbell ring. You press the elevator button, it lights up. You press the button on the vending machine, a soft drink comes rattling down the chute. Your whole life, you’ve pressed buttons and been rewarded. The thing about buttons, though, is there seems to be some invisible magic taking place between the moment you press them down and when you get the expected result. Maybe there’s a man inside who pulls out the can of soda and puts it in the chute. You just don’t know, and that’s how conditioning works.

The problem here is that some buttons in modern life don’t actually do anything at all. According to a 2008 article in the New Yorker, close buttons don’t close the elevator doors in many elevators built in the United States since the 1990s. Placebo buttons are a lot like superstitions, or ancient rituals. Sources: How to Win Friends & Influence. How To Tell If Someone Is Lying. How To Tell If Someone Is Lying - Eye Patterns of a liar. Why We Lie. Updated May 26, 2012 10:54 a.m.

Why We Lie

ET Not too long ago, one of my students, named Peter, told me a story that captures rather nicely our society's misguided efforts to deal with dishonesty. One day, Peter locked himself out of his house. After a spell, the locksmith pulled up in his truck and picked the lock in about a minute. "I was amazed at how quickly and easily this guy was able to open the door," Peter said. We tend to think that people are either honest or dishonest. But that is not how dishonesty works. Much of what we have learned about the causes of dishonesty comes from a simple little experiment that we call the "matrix task," which we have been using in many variations. The basic matrix task goes as follows: Test subjects (usually college students) are given a sheet of paper containing a series of 20 different matrices (structured like the example you can see above) and are told to find in each of the matrices two numbers that add up to 10.

The Forces That Shape Dishonesty. The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen. Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1. keeping agreements 2.physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4.

The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen

Uncertainty. 5. Jargon 6. No humor Stockholm SyndromeDecognition Process Step One is ALERTNESS REDUCTION Step Two is PROGRAMED CONFUSION Step Three is THOUGHT STOPPINGTrue Believers & Mass Movements Persuasion Techniques YES SET TRUISMS SUGGESTION Imbedded Commands INTERSPERSAL TECHNIQUE Visualisation SHOCK AND CONFUSIONSubliminal Programming Mass Misuse Vibrato Extra Low Frequencies The Neurophone Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion/Brainwashing in Christian Revivalism in 1735. I'm Dick Sutphen and this tape is a studio-recorded, expanded version of a talk I delivered at the World Congress of Professional Hypnotists Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Birth of Conversion. Teller Reveals His Secrets. Seven tricks your brain is playing on you. (NaturalNews) We all want to believe we are tough to fool.

Seven tricks your brain is playing on you

The problem is, even if you are not so gullible, your brain still works a certain way, making associations that create vulnerability to being easily fooled, or fooling yourself. It takes work to release yourself from these natural assumptions that are presumed to originate from a mix of hard wiring and cultural conditioning. Getting beyond them is surely a worthwhile thing to do, however. Here are seven common assumptions that a lot of brains simply can't resist. 1. Did you know that people who use the word because when making a request dramatically increase their chances of getting the favor? Social psychologist Ellen Langer performed an experiment in which she asked to cut in line to use a copy machine.

Excuse me, I have five pages. Excuse me, I have five pages. Using because I'm in a rush yielded a huge approval boost. Excuse me, I have five pages. Manipulation - Lifehacker. Manipulation News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker. Emotion vs. Logic: "The easiest way to manipulate people—especially Americans—" Usually true and this makes me sad. But, its not always true. I find it helpful to apply the TV/Politics test. TV: Grey's Anatomy or House? Politics: Palin or Buckley? If they can't answer either of these questions, then just tell them what you want IS what they want in an authoritative manner and they'll probably do it. Manipulation News, Videos.