subliminal perception


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subliminal perception:

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in psychology, mental organization and interpretation of sensory information. The Gestalt psychologists studied extensively the ways in which people organize and select from the vast array of stimuli that are presented to them, concentrating particularly on visual
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2) Other studies of subliminal perception, according to a recent Swedish dissertation on the subject, have used exposure times of up to 100 ms using this technique (Birgegard, 2004).
In general, the literature on subliminal perception shows that the most clearly documented effects are obtained only in highly contrived and artificial situations" (Moore 1982, 46).
One prominent scientist has even suggested that subliminal perception may be only a kind of laboratory freak with no practical importance and only rare occurrence in everyday life (Bargh, 1992).
This reflection was enhanced by pondering the parallels between the discovery of new personal meaning in clinical psychological work and discovering sensorily unavailable meaning in the parapsychology experiment (Carpenter, 1988), as well as parallels between research in subliminal perception and in extrasensory perception.
Chapter 3, "Paradoxical Awareness and Pathological Awareness," includes brief descriptions of a number of experiments, some of them classics in so-called subliminal perception.