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Topic: television and trance
Posted by: jonathan
Date/Time: 11/03/2004 17:10:55

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"Alright junkies, I know you don’t like staring at long strands of motionless text, and I know it’s a struggle for you to analyze and comprehend the meaning of complex sequences of words. But if you give me just a few minutes, I will let you in on a little secret that marketers and governments have been relying on for decades. That television you watch every day, your secret best friend, is an addictive opiate, and not only that, it’s one of the most potent mind control devices ever produced. And I’m not just basing this on intuition. I have the neurological evidence to prove it.

Although the definitions are vague and somewhat misleading, the word “addiction” usually refers to a psychological or physical dependence on a particular experience that must be repeated in order for a person to be comfortable. Usually, we think about this in terms of chemical addiction, which occurs when the addict’s chemical of choice reorganizes the nervous system so that it requires the presence of that chemical to operate smoothly.

Of course, not all addictions are chemical. Any behavior that leads to a pleasurable experience will be repeated, especially if that behavior requires little work. Psychologists call this pattern “positive reinforcement.” This is what we mean, technically speaking, by addiction. In this sense, television certainly fits into the category of an addictive agent."

When you watch TV, brain activity switches from the left to the right hemisphere. In fact, experiments conducted by researcher Herbert Krugman showed that while viewers are watching television, the right hemisphere is twice as active as the left, a neurological anomaly.1 The crossover from left to right releases a surge of the body’s natural opiates: endorphins, which include beta-endorphins and enkephalins. Endorphins are structurally identical to opium and its derivatives (morphine, codeine, heroin, etc.). Activities that release endorphins (also called opioid peptides) are usually habit-forming (we rarely call them addictive). These include cracking knuckles, strenuous exercise, and orgasm. External opiates act on the same receptor sites (opioid receptors) as endorphins, so there is little difference between the two."

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
television and trance11/03/2004 17:10:55jonathan
     Re:television and trance14/03/2004 08:50:35ny
          Re:Re:television and trance14/03/2004 13:10:59jonathan
     Re:television and trance15/03/2004 04:10:27Jim R
          Re:Re:television and trance15/03/2004 12:45:47jo@securenym.netnathan
               Re:Re:Re:television and trance15/03/2004 18:18:57John Schertzer
                    have I got a potent TV based technique for you15/03/2004 19:12:25jonathan
                         Re:have I got a potent TV based technique for you15/03/2004 21:13:10John Schertzer
                              First you take 3 pounds of head cheese16/03/2004 14:19:00jonathan
                                   Re:First you take 3 pounds of head cheese16/03/2004 18:30:29John Schertzer
                                        then you learn to pay close attention 17/03/2004 08:20:53jonathan
                                             Re:then you learn to pay close attention 17/03/2004 15:18:58John Schertzer
                                                  everything that rises must converge18/03/2004 14:01:59jonathan
                         Re:have I got a potent TV based technique for you15/03/2004 21:13:12John Schertzer
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:television and trance16/03/2004 00:32:51nj
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:television and trance16/03/2004 14:51:07John Schertzer
                              as one media professional says of his own work16/03/2004 15:05:20jonathan
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:television and trance22/03/2004 08:06:18nj
                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:television and trance22/03/2004 15:47:36John Schertzer
                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:television and trance22/03/2004 21:10:11nj
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:television and trance22/03/2004 21:28:10John Schertzer
                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:television and trance22/03/2004 22:43:21nj
                                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:television and trance23/03/2004 15:26:53John Schertzer
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:television and trance24/03/2004 00:03:26nj
               Re:Re:Re:television and trance15/03/2004 23:36:53ny
               Re:Re:Re:television and trance16/03/2004 00:33:42nj
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:television and trance17/03/2004 08:44:43NY
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:television and trance22/03/2004 08:05:39nj

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