Scientific Studies That Prove Subliminals Work
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We often get asked for further evidence of subliminal messaging, and
a lot of skeptical questions from people who have yet to experience subliminal
messaging for themselves, so here is a page we have complied with multiple
studies which have been conducted on subliminal messaging using audio
based messages over the last 30+ years:
Improves Math Skills
Ariam, S. and Siller, J. "Effects of Subliminal Oneness Stimuli
in Hebrew on Academic Performance of Israeli High School Students. " Journal
of Abnormal Psychology (1982):
* 10th grade students were shown subliminal messages
in Hebrew saying; "Mommy
and I are one", "My teacher and I are one" and "People
are walking in the street" (a neutral statement). The Students
received the messages four times per week for 6 weeks.
* 6 weeks later, the students exposed to the subliminal statement "Mommy
and I are one" scored higher in a maths exam than the other groups.
Psychologists claimed the messages such as "Mommy and I are one" would
boost the students self esteem and have an effect to help them learn.
Also interestingly when the messages were revealed so the students were
aware of what they were receiving the effect failed, giving support to
the effectiveness of sending a subliminal message rather than an overt
Helps to Quit Smoking
Palmatier, J.R., and Bornstein, P.H. "Effects of Subliminal Stimulation
of Symbiotic Merging Fantasies on Behavioral Treatment of Smokers." The
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (1980):
* Thirty-four people underwent a 3-week, group-oriented smoking cessation
* Results showed that the subliminal messages affected post-treatment
smoking behavior of the group. i.e. the people who received subliminal
messages after their regular therapy had a lower rate of relapse into
A follow up study by Palmatier and Bornstein found that "subliminal
messaging noticeably improved the progress of subjects attempting to
quit smoking", when compared to the group not exposed to subliminal
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The Mind Can "Hear" Audio Subliminal
Kaser, V.A. "The Effects of an Auditory Subliminal Perception Message
Upon the Production of Images and Dreams". Journal of Nervous and
Mental Disease (1986).
* Subjects listened to an audio subliminal message. The message was
mixed with a regular music recording. Another group of subjects simply
listened to the regular music recording without the subliminals.
* Both groups were asked to create a pre-test drawing before and immediately
after the music was played as well as a drawing of any dreams they had
the previous night.
* When the drawings were examined, the effects of the subliminal message
could be seen.The drawings of the people who listened to the music with
subliminal hidden content contained images relating to the suggestions
they were listening to, whereas no correlation could be found with the
* Kaser concluded that "the unconscious/subconscious mind is able
to perceive a recorded verbal message that cannot be consciously heard",
proving the existence of subliminal perception.
In another study conducted by Dr. Becker experimental and control groups
were asked to guess a three-digit number. The experimental group was
exposed to the number subliminally embedded in behind a pink noise (similar
to white noise) based audio track.
In three different trials an average of 77% of people exposed to the
subliminal numbers guessed correctly, in comparison to only 10% of people
in the control groups who weren't exposed subliminally to the numbers.
This again confirms that subliminal messages are perceived at a non-conscious
Losing Weight & Healthy Eating
Silverman, L.H., Martin, A., Ungaro, R., and Mendelsohn, E. "Effect
of Subliminal Stimulation of Symbiotic Fantasies on Behavior Modification
Treatment of Obesity." Clinical Psychology (1978):
* Silverman et al conducted two experiments on subliminal perception
with groups of 26 and 30 women. The women were at least 15% overweight.
There were 2 groups, a 'subliminal group' and a 'control group'. Both
groups were given some education on weight loss and healthy eating i.e.
how to record calories accurately, eating at regular meal times, and
how to reward themselves for eating healthily.
* At the start and end of all the sessions, everyone was asked to image
a situation in which they would be tempted to over eat. At this point
they were exposed to a subliminal message for 4 milliseconds. Either
a weight loss based subliminal message for the subliminal group or a
neutral subliminal message for the control group.
* In both cases the 'subliminal group' lost more weight than the control
group, with the subliminal group losing significantly more by the end
of the follow up period. It was concluded that the use of subliminal
messaging was able to help people reduce their over eating habits.
Another study conducted by Dr. Becker et al showed that the use of subliminal
messages can have astounding results:
* In Metairie, Louisiana, at Dr. Becker's weight loss clinic his patients
heard both cassette tape subliminal messages and videotapes containing
* One woman lost 100 pounds within one year. In a follow up Dr. Becker
found 50% of the patients maintained over half their weight loss for
up to two years following the subliminal program. Even more impressively
23% maintained between 75% and 100% of their total weight loss. These
figures were significantly better than diet programs in which he did
not use subliminal messaging. subliminal messages.
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Improve Study Skills
Parker, K.A. "Effects of Subliminal Symbiotic Stimulation on Academic
Performance: Further Evidence on the Adaptation-Enhancing Effects of
Oneness Fantasies." Journal of Counseling Psychology (1982):
* 60 college students on a summer law course for 6 weeks received subliminal
messages before 3 of their 5 lectures per week, as also before and after
a brief minute counseling session.
* The subjects exposed to subliminal messaging achieved significantly
higher grades than the others, which were consistent with other earlier
Subliminal Enhancements Boost Learning Capacity
Cook, H., Ph.D. "Effects of Subliminal Symbiotic Gratification
and the Magic of Believing on Achievement." Psychoanalytic Psychology
* University students were split into groups and exposed to either
to a subliminal message, or a control message immediately after class
over a period of 12 sessions of 4 millisecond duration messages.
* Students who had received the subliminal messages ended up performing
better in their end of year exams than students who received the control
* The researchers concluded that subliminally stimulating students to
feel better about themselves enabled them to learn more efficiently.
Lee, I., Tyrer, P. and Horn, S., "A comparison of Subliminal, Supraliminal
and Faded Phobic Cine-Films in the Treatment of Agoraphobia. " British
Journal of Psychiatry (1983):
* 32 patients were treated by being exposed to videos twice per week
for a period of three weeks. Three of the groups saw the same movie -
a selection of agoraphobic scenes, while the control group saw a potter
working on his wheel. The three test groups included one group who viewed
it at a level below the visual threshold (the subliminal group), one
seeing it under normal conditions (the regular group), and the third
was exposed to both subliminal and regular viewing as the study progressed
(the faded group).
* The faded group showed the greatest improvement out of all of the groups.
The improvement was maintained over a twelve week review period.
* These findings findings indicate that both subliminal and regular presentation
of messages can be effective in reducing agoraphobic behavior, but when
combining subliminal messaging with regular viewing there is an even
Plumbo, R. and Gillman, I. "Effects of Subliminal Activation of
Oedipal Fantasies on Competitive Performance." The Journal of Nervous
and Mental Disease (1984):
* Subjects tested for their darts accuracy. They
were exposed to the following subliminal messages; "Beating him is OK", "Beating
him is wrong", and a neutral control message of "People are
* Results showed that people exposed to the message "Beating him
is OK" showed greater dart-throwing accuracy than people listening
to any other messages.
This study shows that even a simple positive message
played while throwing darts can induce a greater level of accuracy.
Strong Reactions To Subconscious Messages
Bornstein, R.F, Leone, D.R. and Galley, D.J. "The Generalizability
of Subliminal Mere Exposure Effects: Influence of Stimuli Perceived Without
Awareness on Social Behavior." Journal of Personality and Social
* Spoken statements hidden by white noise at increasing volume levels
were played to test subjects.
* Stronger physiological reactions were observed in subjects exposed
to the messages which masked by loud white noise and inaudible, than
when the volume was actually lower and the messages were somewhat audible.
* Research concluded that completely inaudible messages were capable
of reaching the human mind, and of having a physiological effect.
Subliminal Messages Reduce Shoplifting
* TIME Magazine reported in 1979 that nearly 50 department stores in
the U.S. and Canada had been using subliminal messages over their music
systems which had resulted in a significant reduction in both customer
based shoplifting and employee theft.
* One East Coast chain amounted savings of $600,000 over a nine-month
* Another story in the Wall Street Journal in 1980 stated that subliminal
messaging a New Orleans supermarket resulted in an all time low within
6 months of use - from $50,000 per six month period to a figure of $13,000!
Furthermore cashier shortages dropped from $125 per week to below $10
The Power of Subliminal Stimulus
Shevrin, H. "Does the Averaged Evoked Response Encode Subliminal
Perception? Yes." (1975):
* Research showed that peoples responses to a given stimulus were statistically
lower when subjects were consciously aware, but when the stimuli was
presented in a subliminal fashion the response rate was significantly
* Despite people being unaware of the stimuli, measurements suggest that
our minds do still become aware. This suggests that while the mind is
not consciously aware of any messages, the subconscious mind can pick
up on the subliminal information and respond in the same way as if it
was received under regular conditions.
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