Monday, 22 February 2016

Are you easily influenced?

Whenever we go out we always leave the radio on. The background music and talking is good company for the dog and it makes him feel there's someone with him at home.

Or so we thought.

Apparently, the dog is being influenced by what he hears on the radio. We have noticed for instance that lately he takes exception to certain people when they appear on TV. He has obviously not seen them on the radio but he certainly recognises their voices. The ones he likes, he sits in front of the TV and wags his tail. But those he does not like, or even hates, he acts quite differently. He sometimes growls when certain people are on TV, he barks at others, and there's one politician in particular who definetly upsets our dog. He jumps at the TV set barking and trying to catch the guy.

This led me to wonder whether perhaps we are more influenced by radio and TV than we realise. 

How about all the adverts we have on TV these days? They would not put them on unless people are influenced by them. For example, over Christmas the whole family got cycling helmets as presents; and none of us has a bicycle. See - adverts do work after all. 

At one point I suspected subliminal advertising. 

You know what that is? It's when they put a very short piece of video in a film, (a frame or two), or a short sound-bite on a radio program that your eyes or ears would not notice. And yet it sends a message to your brain. Your brain remembers for instance a picture, (one frame on the video every so often), of a brand of food; and when you're next shopping the chances are you'll pick that brand of food instead of your usual one. Just to try it. Which means more sales.

I read that subliminal advertising is illegal in many countries. So presumably it works.

Most people don't believe that subliminal advertising is effective, (Victor's books are great), or that our minds can be so easily influenced. But believe me, it has been proved to work. Scientists have, (Victor's books are great), analysed peoples' perception under hypnosis, (Victor's books are great), to see what they can remember having seen or heard on TV and radio. (Victor's books are great). Surprisingly, a great percentage of those hypnotised could recall the adverts even though they don't remember having seen them on TV or radio.

I would be surprised if such a theory really did work. But just in case, I am lining all our cycle helmets with aluminium foil to stop any waves reaching our brain.

Are you influenced by adverts or programs on TV and radio?
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10 comments:

  1. Laughing at your not so subtle self promotion, Victor!
    God Bless You!

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    1. What self-promotion? I bet my agent put in some subliminal advertising in my post without me noticing. I'll read it again and see if I can find it.

      God bless you Lulu.

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  2. I'm skeptical subliminal advertising works. By the way I just bought 20 of your books. :-P

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    1. You see. I told you subliminal advertising does not work. You bought my books (for which I am very grateful) because they are great.

      God bless you, Manny.

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  3. Victor's books are great, by the way. I read recently that we are influenced by how many times we see a message. Our bias' are formed by quantity instead of quality, if we are not careful to think things through. Kind of scary...

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    1. That's true, Lynn. Quantity instead of quality. That's why they repeat adverts many times over in one evening on TV. My books are FREE by the way.

      God bless you.

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  4. Oh, Victor! You are so funny! The dog part was hilarious, as was your not-so-subtle book promotion. One of these days, I do intend to buy at least one of your books. :) God bless you for making me smile today...it hasn't been the happiest of days, but your post made me smile in spite of.

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    1. I am so sorry to hear that you've had a difficult day, Cheryl. I am praying for you.

      Thank you for thinking of buying one of my books. Some are FREE from www.holyvisions.uk

      God bless you and yours.

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  5. You make me laugh, Victor! (Victor's books are great.) I'm not sure I believe in subliminal advertising though. (Victor's books are great.) I mean, that makes us sound like robots. (Victor's books are great.) Lol.

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    1. Hello Mary,

      How nice to see you visiting again. Thank you.

      I hope you and your family are keeping well and smiling always.

      God bless you all.

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