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Psychologists say that “priming” people in this way is not some form of hypnotism, or even subliminal seduction; rather, it’s a demonstration of how everyday sights, smells and sounds can selectively activate goals or motives that people already have.
The give and take between these unconscious choices and our rational, conscious aims can help explain some of the more mystifying realities of behavior, like how we can be generous one moment and petty the next, or act rudely at a dinner party when convinced we are emanating charm.
The results reveal a powerful illusion of memory: People remember events that never happened
Originally posted by discomfit
Asking is so last century. The name of the game is manufactured consent.
We now return you to your regular mind numbing...
or act rudely at a dinner party when convinced we are emanating charm.
How does our "drunk" self relate to our true spirit and inner-being? Do we really show our true colors when we are drunk? Do we mask our true feelings when we are sober so as not to hurt someone's feelings?
Originally posted by jsobecky
I've heard that olfactory memories are among the most powerful. They certainly do trigger very early memories for me - the smell of an iron on an ironing board, the odor of a cigar..