Monday, June 09, 2008

Influecen & Persuasion: How To Read Their Minds (Part 3)

Experiment 2: Get Them Calculating

Next I had people speak out loud the answers to these:

1+1 is...
2+2 is...
4+4 is ...
8+8 is...
16+ 16 is...
32 + 32 is...
64 + 64 is...

then I said,
"Write down a number between 12 and 5."

I predicted that they would write down the number 7. Precisely 50% of the participants did just that. Each participant was free to select 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, or 6. But there was no conscious selection. They simply did a mathematical operation after having done seven prior to my request. This one was subtraction. 12-5=7. Only 16% should have written 7 but 50% did because our mind is on autopilot and does what the last thing in it would trigger.

To follow up and elaborate on that point, I do something far more complex and truly mystifying.

Experiment 3: Instruct the Brain

I repeat all of the seven mathematical operations above then I say,

"Say blue"
"Say black"
"Say white"
"Say orange"
"Say black"
"Write down a vegetable."

Now there are hundreds of vegetables. Alfalfa sprouts, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, corn, and so on. But with certainty and confidence I state the impossible.

"I wanted you to write down carrot."

Indeed 45% chose carrot. A statistical impossibility, all things being equal...but all things weren't equal. I don't have psychic powers.... I simply know how to control the mind (mine and my client's).

The brain is made up of neurons that fire together and wire together to create engrams of information which create "thoughts." In this case the brain was instructed "vegetable black orange." There is no black vegetable. Carrots are indeed orange, and that is specifically why people immediately choose carrots. With even one second of a delay however, the number of people writing down carrot decreases dramatically. As soon as the mind "thinks," or "attends", your psychic powers...disappear. All the brain did was link the representation of vegetable to the one that was orange (as there is no encoding for black vegetable in the brain). Simple, as long as the person reacts instantly and doesn't pause to think.

We did dozens of similar tests to pave the way for some amazing applications for each person's business. I'll give you one example with fascinating results that has never been done anywhere before.

Turn the page for more experiments.

To Be Continued...

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