posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 12:43 PM
How many hidden messages you think they got in there lol? It is scary to think about how people will use hidden messages that people will not know are
there but there subconscious will pick up the messages and tell us to carry them out. Subliminal messaging is where an image is flashed briefly on the
screen, or an image is secretly placed inside a photograph designed to arouse the subliminal mind without the viewer being consciously aware of it.
Playing messages backwards is an audio version of subliminal messaging. This was cause for much debate in the 70's and 80's, but since then there
has been much study on the matter.
With regards to back-masking (audio clips played backwards) or concealing images within photographs, there i no indication by any peer-reviewed study
to suggest that the human mind is capable of decoding these hidden messages, let alone respond to them in any manner.
Placing a visual clip lasting for a single frame within a video broadcast has demonstrated a small degree of effect. If an image suggested a certain
product, the subject was more likely to buy a product of that type, but not necessarily that brand. For example, a subliminal image showing a can of
Coca-Cola, would make you more prone to buy a soda, but not necessarily a Coca-Cola. Instead the subject was simply more likely to buy their favorite
soda. Even then, the increase in soda sales in movie theaters where this technique was studied only showed about a 10% increase in soda sales
suggesting that most people were unaffected.
For the most part, concerns about subliminal advertising are much ado about nothing.
Never-the-less, in 1974 the FCC adopted guidelines stating that although subliminal advertising might not be effective, they still felt it was a
deceptive practice. If any broadcaster of TV or Radio signals uses a subliminal message they are subject to fines from the FCC.