Is there really such a thing as subliminal messages and do some companies do subliminal advertising? The answer to both questions is yes.
Subliminal messages do work but don’t be fooled by people who quote the guy who said he sold more popcorn and coke at the movies though. People continually cite James Vicary and the movie theater when discussing subliminal messages or stating how effective they are.
Vicary admitted the whole thing was a hoax a couple of years later. Does this mean subliminal messages don’t work? Nope, just means he lied about it.
During WW2 the armed forces trained troops with a device called a tachistoscope, which can show pictures in the thousandth of a second range was use to train troops and pilots to recognize enemy airplanes. The technique was very effective and was a great use of subliminal messages.
Here’s the dictionary definition of subliminal.
sub·lim·i·nal adjective Psychology. existing or operating below the threshold of consciousness; being or employing stimuli insufficiently intense to produce a discrete sensation but often being or designed to be intense enough to influence the mental processes or the behavior of the individual: a subliminal stimulus; subliminal advertising.
Below the threshold of conscious perception. Used of stimuli. Inadequate to produce conscious awareness but able to evoke a response: subliminal propaganda.
Subconscious and subliminal mean the same thing. Even a small thing like a subliminal sensation might be caused by intuition which is also part of the subconscious. If you study the mind a lot, one of the first things you’ll discover is, the subconscious is more in control than you realize.
Most of your life is full of subliminal messages if you think about it for a bit. You see the big picture with your mind but the subconscious sees the tiny details that you actually miss. I know you’ve watched a movie more than one and the second time you watched it you noticed things with your conscious mind you hadn’t noticed before. Same with hypnosis. What the hypnotist is getting at is the subliminal messages your mind received when they are trying to recover details of a crime or some such.
Your subconscious mind noticed them. It notices the finer details of everything that your conscious mind misses. It’s one of the reasons hypnosis is effective for aiding recall.
In 1958 subliminal advertising was banned in Great Britain, Australia and by American networks and the Association of Broadcasters by introducing a new dvertising subliminal messages law.
After the book ‘Subliminal Seduction’ came out public concern was high enough to cause the FCC to hold hearings in 1974. The results of the hearings lead to an FCC policy saying that subliminal advertising was “contrary to the public interest” and “intended to be deceptive”. Canada has also banned subliminal advertising.
A study conducted by the United Nations concluded that “the cultural implications of subliminal indoctrination is a major threat to human rights throughout the world.”
Then there was the big deal about subliminal messages in music. Supposedly if you played the tracks backwards you could hear the messages. Some of the supposedly subliminal songs were Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ is also supposed to contain a message but these have not been confirmed by the artists, and have not been proven to exist to scientific satisfaction. Check out live science to learn more about the mind, subliminal messages and much more.
Subliminal messages aren’t supposed to be used in advertising anymore. The FCC defined the duration something has to last and if it’s shorter than that amount of time it’s considered subliminal and not to be used. In truth, smart advertisers are probably using, and you are getting, more subliminal messages when you fast forward your DVR or VCR. However there are other ways to use subliminals.
A lot of ads and products use subliminal sex advertising. Lol, ever wonder why some commercials have pretty girls standing around in them for no reason. Because you’re supposed to think if you use that product you’ll be able to get a girl like that.
A lot of products for women are given a penis shape or design. On purpose. There are even weight loss subliminal tapes and cd’s you can buy. Matter of fact you can find subliminals for almost everything you can think of.
Subliminals are legal for personal use and for use in self improvement.Don’t go making any subliminal CD’s and be giving them to your girlfriend or boyfriend either. That’s just not a nice thing to do even if they will never know it happened. Besides, you’ll always wonder if he or she really does love you for you or does she love you because you used subliminals on her.
Lol, using it on your kids is okay, particularly for self confidence and having good judgement. Actually I wish someone had used subliminals on me when I was a kid. I’m sure it would have changed my life for the better.
I’m not going to tell you that subliminal messages will work for you. What I can tell you is about 90% of the time they work for me, but not always. You’ll have to try it for yourself and see if it helps you. As I said above, they are used for almost everything they can be used for. Weight loss, stop smoking, better life, raise self esteem and tons of other things.
Subliminal messages work well for some people. Check them out and see if they will work for you.