Do Subliminal Messages Work?: Alan P Densky and Neurovision

Do subliminal messages work?

From  Alan P Densky’s Self-Hypnosis Video Blog

Weird Al Yankovic seems to think so.

Al recorded a backwards subliminal message on his album, Bad Hair Day.  The message was in response to special interest groups suing famous artists for backmasking so called satanic messages. Within the song “I Remember Larry” is a message you can only hear if you play the audio backwards. The message is,

“Wow, you must have an awful lot of free time on your hands.”

Do Subliminal Messages Work?

Traditional silent subliminal messages have been around for a very long time.

There are visual subliminal messages and there are silent audio subliminal messages. Both have been used most popularly in advertising and as a draw or hype.

Much more recently, silent subliminal audio messages have been used within audio recordings to help with self-improvement.

With visual subliminal messages, an image is flashed on the screen so quickly that the conscious mind is not aware of it. Only the subconscious mind sees it. The intention is to slip an idea past the conscious mind and  plant it in the subconscious.

Some iconic examples of subliminal messaging:

  • The first subliminal advertising in 1957. James Vicary flashed “Eat Popcorn” and “Drink Coca-Cola” up on the screen during a movie. Wildly enthusiastic claims of increased sales were reported after the first experiment. But nobody, including Vicary, was ever able to repeat the initial success.
  • The famous Farrah Fawcett poster; with her in a red bathing suit and “sex” written in her hair. It sold 12 million copies.
  • Famous bands such as the Beatles, Judas Priest, Queen and Led Zeppelin were accused of promoting marijuana, spreading rumors and even encouraging devil worshiping.

Interesting, but I seriously doubt that listening to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” is going to make you want to worship the devil.

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