subliminal perception


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subliminal perception

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(Psychology) psychol perception of or reaction to a stimulus that occurs without awareness or consciousness. Also called: subception
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Subliminal perception begs the question, "Can a series of unrelated images amount to something of value in the mind of the observer?
The part of the incoming quantal data maps of the external world built by subliminal perception in logical sequence and corollary to the external cortical world map built by conscious perception is chosen.
If this is true then it is the subliminal perception of the public that the News of the World became a hypocrite that caused the demise of the paper, not the allegations of criminal activity.
The results of the given experiment assume that under subliminal perception inhibition has not yet been activated (as under conscious perception), as a result of which both meanings of polysemantic words are accessible.
While there was some interest with so-called dirty words experiments in the 1940s, it was in the 1950s with Vicary's hoax that attention focused on the commercialization of subliminal perception, that is, subliminal advertising (Bloomquist 1985).
It remains to be seen whether lowhanging fruit (business opportunities), subliminal perception (something accepted at the threshold of consciousness) and VALs (values and lifestyles) have a future.
In the pro-ESP version, an ESP task was disguised as a subliminal perception task, but in fact no targets were projected subliminally.
Whether or not subliminal perception actually exists is still being disputed among researchers, although many experiments are still being performed in the area.