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Copyright 2003   Edit   May 19, 2017

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This page is a message about Sudden Strange College Student Disappearances

and Sudden College Student Disappearance Suicides


It has been written to avoid very long emails to newspapers, and TV Stations.

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The text required to explain visual subliminal distraction to someone

 who did not take the psychology class where it is taught  is too long for an email.


News providers across the country distribute stories when college or high school students vanish.

But none of the stories report there is a long list of these cases.


By creating Google alerts for Missing Student & Student Disappearance it is possible to pick up many cases as they begin. 

In the first few days it is not possible to determine if a disappearance will be a disappearance suicide.

The first case was Albert Dadas in 1880's France.

His repeating experience was diagnoses as pathological tourism.

Other cases were found in italy, Germany, and Russia before doctors lost interest 25 years later.


Although it can happen to anyone who has a job or activity to create Subliminal Distraction,

most of the disappearances today are collegce students.

Engineering students, and grad students rank high in the count.

There are still four Canadian Engineering Students missing.

                                            Aju Chukwudiebere Iroaga has been missing since May 16, 2006.     YouTube off site link.


                                   Current Student Disappearances Cases                             Here




Sudden Strange Disappearances of College Students

There is a long list of these disappearance cases.   Because they happen randomly scattered around different schools no one has noticed the number of them, or the similarities.   If a student is a Subliminal  Distraction sudden mental break victim, evidence will be present in the design of their study area, or computer workstation.

Of course some of these missing college students are crime or accident victims.  List of Disappearances

A small number are never found.  Brian Shaffer, Maura Murray, Michael Negrete, and Ron Tammen are examples

A large fraction of the missing are discovered suicides, some with no warning. Brogan Dulle, and Kelly Nash are examples without warning.

But a very small number recover, and return in altered mental states.   Ahmad Arain UCLA, Leslie Buxxxx LSU, are examples. 

That last group with sudden no warning onset psychiatric symptoms, holds the clue for what is happening.

Most news services and TV stations I write cannot believe engineers discovered  a  problem everyone has, capable of causing a sudden onset mental break in someone with no history of mental distress. I can demonstrate how it begins, and is undetectable as it happens.    A physical situation, the design mistake can be copied, experimentally optimized,  to show it causes anxiety, and begins depressive ideation with hours of exposure daily over several days.  This will develop long before the office worker mental break would happen. 

Design engineers eschew discussing the problem.  When I began investigating I was accused of being an attorney trying to get information for a lawsuit. You will have to use subterfuge to investigate why the cubicle was created in 1968.   2002 Forum Post

Visual subliminal distraction, explained in first semester psychology lectures on peripheral vision reflexes, is not a theory, hoax, or speculation.  It is a known problem in design since 1964.  But so little is thought  of it that it is not in text books. All my instructor said was, "Subliminal sight caused a problem in the early days of modern office design." I had learned of it as a 22 year old engineering student in 1966.  

When my wife had a psychotic break after her office was changed eliminating Cubicle Level Protection, I discovered the public, mental health services, and research are unaware such a problem does, or could exist. In nine years searching I found only Dr. Daniel Carat, Tufts University, who said he had seen the episodes from offices when he was in residency.   Dismissive he would not respond for questions. Connie's office picture and hospital record.

College students are not warned about the "mental break causing design mistake."

You have probably seen video segments of people walking into traffic, or falling into fountains while texting on their phones That level of mental investment, concentration, unaware of anything happening around you, is the concentration necessary to engage Subliminal Distraction.  __  Computers, and digital view-screen devices allow the 'office worker design mistake' to migrate to homes, dorm rooms, and student apartments. Home Computer Workstations
If the usually harmless nonsense hallucinations of the low level temporary office worker mental break are shaped by longer exposure sessions to beliefs of unbearable, unsolvable outcomes for real or delusional situations, a student may react by running away, or worst case, by committing suicide. The sudden onset, intense manic episode will spontaneously remit with appropriate rest from Subliminal Distraction.  While there may not be memories created during the manic, or fugue part of the event, retained  memories of early  hallucinated beliefs of guilt can be permanent.  My wife insisted thousands of dollars were lost because of her accounting mistakes. She believed she would be arrested at any moment.  See the "Site Outline" page.

How many of people do you know who  with, or without computers are making the design mistake where they study,  surf the Internet, play video games, or post on social media.   Family, pets, large glass surface reflections, mirror reflections, or large screen TV's in peripheral vision  will be detected as threat-movement, to create repeating undetectable attempts to execute the vision startle reflex, Subliminal Distraction.   Explained on site, beginning with the page "Subliminal Distraction."

VisionAndPsychosis (dot) Net .. is a collection of investigative materials for my own use.    Most site visitors are convinced when they perform my demonstration of subliminal sight and habituation of conscious sight in peripheral vision linked at the top of site pages. You will witness detected movement vanish, disappear from sight, while you observe it in peripheral vision. That's how exposure begins, then continues, happens subliminally, thus is UNDETECTABLE.  The "Site Outline" page has the unrealized history of the phenomenon, my investigation methodology, and two places to verify the problem exists, believed harmless.   Demonstration

This demo tests the ability to suppress the vision startle reflex.  Some cannot do that.  They are immune from Subliminal Distraction caused psychiatric symptoms. If the movement does not vanish, have someone else perform the demo and report what happened

My site is organized around stories of unexplained mental events where the activity has the "special circumstances" for Subliminal Distraction such as ICU Psychosis, QiGong & Kundalini Yoga mental beaks, LGATS mental breaks, and some Culture Bound Syndromes. Those pages redirect the site visitor back to the Home page.   No one would search for "visual subliminal distraction."  

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