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The internationally acclaimed psychological illusionist takes the theatre audience and viewers on a jaw-dropping, laugh-out-loud journey to a climax of the most astonishing mind-reading.
Psychological optical illusion:
The influence of culture and environment can have an effect on our visual perception - believe it or not. This theory was first explored by Robert Laws, a Scottish missionary working in Africa during the late 1800's. Take a look at the picture below - what you see will largely depend on where you live in the world. After that you have examined the picture, scroll below for a more detailed explanation.
So What Did You See - What is above the woman's head? When scientists showed a similar sketch to people from East Africa, nearly all the participants in the experiment said she was balancing a box or metal can on her head. In a culture containing few angular visual cues, the family is seen sitting under a tree. Westerners, on the other hand, are accustomed to the corners and boxlike shapes of architecture. They are more likely to place the family indoors and to interpret the rectangle above the woman's head as a window through which shrubbery can be seen".
Originally posted by MischeviousElf
Yep to agree 110 with Sky a very good collection of the main experiments that ALL ats members should become aware of, and use it to question their own thoughts, behaviour and motivations and beliefs.
Reclaim your power from those that use these psychological laws against you, from smarmy lying salesmen (not all salesmen are but some are to ) to the Zimbardo Prison and Authority findings before thinking going to war is good, or being disempowered!
Well done OP S+F to,
TO add this guy below though beat them at their own game
He really will be imho in the future seen in similar regards as Zimbardo et al are seen today...
Quite amazing his control and manipulation techniques...
The first step to regaining your power, is not to question others, but question yourself first