Re: virus: Subliminals

Sodom (
Tue, 30 Dec 1997 14:24:10 -0500

Richard Brodie wrote:

> Wade wrote:
> >No, hold on.... Brodie was talking about images- there _are_ no
> >'subliminal' influences (of his type) in language- well, possibly
> >acrostics- there is poetry- and while I probably fail miserably, I
> >attempt it, all the time. After all, what is an implied reference?
> And
> >weren't you aiming right at me?
> >;-)
> Try for examples of subliminal influence in
> language. Wade, what do you gain by clinging to the belief that there
> are no
> subliminal influences despite evidence to the contrary?
> For subliminal advertising fans, check out the back cover of the
> latest
> issue of Wine Enthusiast. =)
> Richard Brodie
> Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme"
> Visit Meme Central!

My understanding that there are not subliminal influences in visual
art, or in backmasking. I saw PBS speceial on that subject once, and the
determination was that if you cant pick it out, neither can your
subconscious. I think that in music it is more likely, but it can be
picked out. Backmasking was shown to have 0 (zero) effect. Is there
something I am missing here?