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Re: Paratopia PodCast 55

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:03:37 -0000
Archived: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 06:22:11 -0500
Subject: Re: Paratopia PodCast 55

>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:28:34 +0000
>Subject: Paratopia PodCast 55


>>Paratopia PodCast 55: Dr. Scott Lilienfeld On Hypnosis, Hopkins
>>& Jacobs
>Thanks for this link, Errol.


>Apparently, an untrained hypnotherapist can plant "false"
>memories just to support their agenda.

Hi Kathy

A short documentary investigation of the power of hypnotic
'planting' of false memories was made some decades ago (I saw it
on BBC TV and think it was Canadian or USA).

As I recall, a professional psychologist (the demonstrator) was
filmed at work for some days, without telling his staff the

On day 1 he mentioned to his secretary that he was a little
tired and 'incidentally' asked if she had slept well the
previous night (night 'zero') - to establish the facts. She
replied she'd had an undisturbed night's sleep. Later that day
he put her into a hypnotic trance and asked if she had heard a
loud noise during the night - she 'thought so'.

On day 2 he asked her the same question about night 'zero' and
she answered she'd been woken by a loud noise after midnight.
Then he put her into a trance again and asked if she'd heard a
loud noise 'like a pistol shot' during night 'zero' - again she
'thought so'.

Next day he simply asked the intital question about night 'zero'
and the secretary - a stable woman in her thirties - stated
definitely that she'd been woken by a pistol shot near her
house, at a specific time after midnight. That false memory was
created simply by asking questions under hypnosis.

It appears that under hypnosis there is a strong compulsion to
'please' the questioner by agreeing with conclusions implied by

Even in the wide-awake state we are susceptible; i.e i) a small
lie repeated often enough tends to be accepted as true; ii) a
'big lie' (from 'authority') tends to be accepted as true
because it's mentally difficult to deny it by reason of
'morality' or 'patriotism' or other strong motives.

And I determined, by a written question to an impartial radio
prog (long gone) which had the power to question BBC editors,
that the BBC was well aware of, and probably often used, two
other factors largely unknown to the public:

i) 'talking over' the last words of a sentence will tend to
erase the meaning or content of that sentence from the
listeners' minds;

ii) leaving a two second gap after a sentence will imprint that
sentence on the listeners' minds as 'important' or 'significant'
- even if it was nonsense.

All in all I'm reminded of a folk saying - believe nothing you
hear, and only half of what you see. Especially when dealing
with those long-skilled in such arcane matters - that is, gov't,
media and 'security'.


Ray D

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