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Offline harryneild

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Mentalism
« on: 04/02/2006 22:03:32 »
recently i have become very interested in Mentalism dur to Derren Brown shows, the especially " the heist".

If i wanted to make someone subconciously relate a movement of mine (scratching the nose) to a feeling that they have had (excitement) then would i just perform this movement whilst the person is experiencing the emotions. How specific must the movements be? If i used my right hand at first and then switched to my left hand would this still trigger the emotions.

Has anyone got any tips on relating a movement or sound to an emotion of another person suconciously.

I have heard of a guy who got his friend to explain the disgusting feeling of his first cigarette while he tapped his fingers on the table. Then when his friend lit up again he started tapping and the friend coughed and spluttered and never smoked again.
Could this technique be so effective?


 

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Re: Mentalism
« Reply #1 on: 04/02/2006 22:42:54 »
Sounds a bit dubious Harry ;)..what are you trying to do you scallywag !! :D...or should it be WHO are you trying to do ?

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Re: Mentalism
« Reply #2 on: 04/02/2006 23:32:02 »
well im just really interested in all this psycology and mentalism stuff and would love it if i could get some of the effects that derren brown can get such as bringing emotions upon people without their knowledge. I went on a memory couse once and the teacher knew a bit about body language and he was teaching us that if you compliment some one followed by a gesture such as a twitch or scratch then they will sub conciously associate it with a good feeling.

Dont worry im not gonna start brain washing entire classes of people :P
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Re: Mentalism
« Reply #3 on: 04/02/2006 23:38:08 »
I was just jesting...y'know derren brown has quite a good website with a forum on it too  http://www.derrenbrownforum.com/. If you don't get the answers here then perhaps you'll have more luck there.

You might want to try some of the ' magic ' orientated forums too...though...it's possible they won't divulge techniques to you ...but may steer you in the right direction as far as reading material....good luck anyway.

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