Amazing Facts about Subliminal Messages
Are you wondering whether subliminal messages really work or not? Are you curious about how it works and what it can do? Do you know what it has done so far? Here are all the amazing facts you want to know about subliminal messages.
· They became most controversial after the Vicary movie experiment.
The strongest trial-based proof that subliminal messages really do work is the Vicary movie experiment, a test conducted by James Vicary. In the test held in New Jersey, Vicary used a special device that could flash a series of images so fast during a movie screening. The messages he flashed were “Drink Coca Cola” and “Hungry? Eat Popcorn.” The messages led to an 18.1% increase in Coke sales and a 57.8% increase in popcorn sales.
· They are widely used in psychotherapy.
One of the strongest proof about the uses and effects of subliminal messages is the role that they now play in psychotherapy. Therapists and psychologists use subliminal messages a lot to help patients recover from problems that stem from mental illnesses.
· They can help you golf like Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods has been reported saying that he uses subliminal messages to help him stay focused during his golf games. A quick look at everything Tiger Woods has achieved in the world of golf is enough proof of how much control these messages can have on the mind and your capabilities.
· They are not illegal.
A lot of people are concerned about the safety and legality of using subliminal messages. The truth is that the use of these messages is not illegal. It is only evaluated closely and may be banned when it is used in advertising with the obvious intention to manipulate consumers. But regular consumers can use subliminal messages freely for personal development purposes, such as for losing weight, improving concentration, enhancing self perception, and so on.
· They have been used in politics and in the military.
These powerful messages have also been used in both politics and the military. In politics, former US president George W. Bush was reported to have flashed subliminal messages during his campaign. In the military, they were used to help the soldiers develop better and faster perception, coordination, and abilities in speed reading and identifying enemy planes.
· There are many methods to use subliminal messages.
There are many ways to use these messages to influence the subconscious mind. The most common method is when hidden messages are flashed very rapidly every once in a while in the duration of a film or video. Another method is when the messages are constantly displayed in the background of a film or video, without the knowledge of the viewers.
· They produce customized results.
Do you know that even when you and a friend use the exact same subliminal program or watch the same subliminal video, the effects are totally different? This is because no two minds are exactly the same. People have different personalities, memories, thought patterns, beliefs, ideas, perceptions, and attitudes. Subliminal messages will change what needs to change, reinforce what needs to be reinforced, and enhance what needs more work. They target specific problems that are unique for each person.