A documentary that exposes an unsettling truth – television puts us in a hypnotic state and suppresses critical thinking

by Philip Schneider

A documentary film entitled Pseudoscience: The Art of Lying It tells what many of us have already assumed. Watching television puts the viewer into a hypnotic, hypnotic, hypnotic state of mind, and limits our ability to think critically.

The documentary He explains:

“If you’ve ever experienced a mental fog after watching TV, you are not alone.

The brain has four modes to operate in, and four types of brain waves. Delta is when you are deep sleeper, theta is in light sleep, and alpha is awake but relaxed, it is the way of thinking that you are when you are most suggestive, and then there is beta. , Which is the highest performing mode such as reading a book or having a very stimulating conversation. “

According to research dating back to the 1960s, scientists have consistently found that in less than a minute of watching TV, the brain switches from beta to Alpha state, Where the mind is incredibly suggestible and loses its ability to clearly define right and wrong.

“In about 90 seconds of watching it, the frontal lobe rotation begins to decrease and it is really having a negative effect.” ~ Dr. Neal Nedley

The frontal lobe is the part of our brain that deals with ethics, spirituality, judgment, and decision-making. Without it our personalities would be virtually non-existent and we basically had no mental agency or connection with a higher spiritual force.

As a result, our lives have become increasingly unsatisfactory. The more time we spend staring at screens, the less time we spend getting something done meaningful The less we can express what makes our lives meaningful in the beginning.

“There are more fun things to do than at any time in human history, but with that we have more depression than at any time in human history, more anxiety, mental health problems skyrocketing around the world, and entertainment. It is one of the main reasons why it occurs. “

Even more interesting are studies looking at the effect of watching TV at night on how a person feels the next day. As it turns out, the more TV you watch at night, the more likely you are to get worse the next day.

“Studies will clearly show that when you go to entertainment as either way to have fun and it becomes a habitual process, the risk of depression and anxiety will double.”

In a way, television not only affects our state of mind but also the way we perceive the world around us. Michael Rich is an expert on the influence of TV on the mind and describes the experience of watching a 3D movie like this:

So what does your brain do when you’re sitting there in a theater, looking at a giant screen, wearing 3D glasses, swimming in surround sound, and processing 24 images flips per second? Your brain faithfully processes those stimuli – and does nothing else. Indeed, the prefrontal cortex, which is involved in impulse control, forward thinking, and ethical choices, is fundamentally disrupted in this process. This is part of the reason you are “lost” in the movie.

It is not easy to completely cut off screen time. However, we can all take steps to get out, appreciate nature and society, and regain our ability to think for ourselves.

You can watch part of the documentary at Youtube Or buy the full movie on website.

Read more articles by Philip Schneider.


Philip Schneider He is a staff writer and associate editor at Wake up times. For more of his works, you can visit websiteAnd the Facebook pageOr, follow it on the social network for free speech Minds.

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