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Brainwashing

Brainwashing is the concept that the human mind can be altered or controlled by certain psychological techniques. Brainwashing is said to reduce its subjects ability to think critically or independently, to allow the introduction of new, unwanted thoughts and ideas into their minds, as well as to change their attitudes, values and beliefs. The term "brainwashing" was first used by Edward Hunter in 1950 to describe how the Chinese government appeared to make people cooperate with them. Research into the concept also looked at Nazi Germany, at some criminal cases in the United States, and at ...

2 + 2 = 5

The phrase two plus two equals five is a slogan used in literature and other media, most notably the 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. In the novel, it is used as an example of an obviously false dogma that one may be required to believe, similar to other obviously false slogans promoted by The Party in the novel. Orwells protagonist, Winston Smith, uses the phrase to wonder if the State might declare "two plus two equals five" as a fact; he ponders whether, if everybody believes it, that makes it true. The Inner Party interrogator of thought-criminals, OBrien, sa ...

APA Task Force on Deceptive and Indirect Methods of Persuasion and Control

The APA Task Force on Deceptive and Indirect Methods of Persuasion and Control formed at the request of the American Psychological Association in 1983. The APA asked Margaret Singer, one of the leading proponents of theories of coercive persuasion, to chair a task force to: Review the data base in the field. Define the implications of deceptive and indirect techniques of persuasion and control for consumers of psychological services. Describe the deceptive and indirect techniques of persuasion and control that may limit freedom and adversely affect individuals, families, and society. Exami ...

Project ARTICHOKE

Project ARTICHOKE was a Central Intelligence Agency project that researched interrogation methods. Preceded by Project BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE officially arose on August 20, 1951 and was operated by the CIAs Office of Scientific Intelligence. The primary goal of Project ARTICHOKE was to determine whether a person could be involuntarily made to perform an act of attempted assassination. The project also studied hypnosis, forced morphine addiction and subsequent forced withdrawal and the use of other chemicals including LSD, to produce amnesia and other vulnerable states in subjects. Project ART ...

Brain implant

Brain implants, often referred to as neural implants, are technological devices that connect directly to a biological subjects brain – usually placed on the surface of the brain, or attached to the brains cortex. A common purpose of modern brain implants and the focus of much current research is establishing a biomedical prosthesis circumventing areas in the brain that have become dysfunctional after a stroke or other head injuries. This includes sensory substitution, e.g., in vision. Other brain implants are used in animal experiments simply to record brain activity for scientific reasons ...

Project CHATTER

Project CHATTER was a United States Navy program beginning in the fall of 1947 focusing on the identification and testing of drugs in interrogations and the recruitment of agents. Their search included laboratory experiments on both animal and human subjects. The program operated under the direction of Charles Savage of the Naval Medical Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, from 1947 to 1953. The project was geared to identifying agents both synthetic and natural that were effective during interrogation. The project was centered on, but not restricted to, the use of anabasine, scopolami ...