In Wetumpka, AL

The Wayback Machine will show this site is an investigation of Subliminal Distraction begun in 2002.

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Preventing Subliminal Distraction episodes, mistaken for mental illness, is simple and free.


Copyright    Contact page    Demonstration of subliminal sight

Copyright 2003 Edit February  8, 2015

If  you  reached this page from a search engine enter the site here,

or see other cases on the Disappearance and College Suicides pages.



So what's all this about, free depression prevention?


Fifty years ago engineers hired to modernize the business office accidentally discovered a previously unknown problem.


Office workers began to have still-believed-harmless mental breaks using newly designed workstations.

The cubicle was designed to block peripheral vision to stop it by 1968.


I can prove depression is an outcome of the "mental break causing design mistake" engineers found in 1964.

By copying the "mental break causing design mistake" I can experimentally cause depression.



Do you know anyone in mental health services or research who can experimentally create psychiatric symptoms?


What does this mean for you?


If you have depression or experience repeating depressive episodes

search your daily activities for the "special circumstances" for visual subliminal distraction.


Change those activities so that exposure is no longer possible.


If your depression is caused by Subliminal Distraction it will stop.


Scroll Down for instructions and links.



Although believed to happen only in incorrectly designed large offices,

today computers allow home users on social media,

students, and video game players to spend long hours concentrating in a location with

detectable movement in peripheral vision.


That's the design mistake.


Explained in first semester psychology lectures on peripheral vision reflexes,

if you can ignore movement in peripheral vision while you concentrate,

you suppress the vision startle reflex.

That allows exposure to happen  below thought, reason, and consciousness.


It is undetectable.



Stop for a minute and take stock.

Look to your right and left as you sit using your computer.

Is there anything that moves as you concentrate, while giving full attention to reading the screen?


Can family members, roommates, or pets walk by?


Stop that movement in your peripheral vision and your depression will vanish.


Depending on the length of previous exposure, a week or longer is required to completely remit, but it will stop.


There is a little more to it to be sure you stop all Subliminal Distraction exposure,

but none of it will cost anything or require treatment of any kind.


Computers are the major source of exposure today, but it was discovered and solved before they exited.

Any activity such as studying or reading books, with detectable movement nearby will do.

Sessions of daydreaming would also be enough concentration.



If you maintain diligence to avoid Subliminal Distraction this is a lifetime permanent cure.


Since Subliminal Distraction cannot be consciously experienced it is a matter of making it a habit

to avoid long periods of concentration where exposure could happen.



Detectable movement might be people, pets, a large mirror, a large TV screen playing, fans, blinking lights,

and anything your brain can mistake for movement.





If you are using a computer at home begin with the first explanation page Subliminal Distraction.

Other explanation pages are linked and include:


2) Mental Break Discovery 1964   3) Why they happen    4) Drugs   5) Spontaneous Remission


Pages which have examples of the design mistake are:


Home Computer LocationsSite Outline  Mass Shootings The Jamison Family Disappearance    Joe Morse Georgia Tech suicide 

  Foxconn-France Telecom suicides  QiGong-Kundalini Mental Breaks  Connie Tucker hospital record

The College Suicides page has the explanation for Subliminal Distraction caused suicides.


Perform my demonstration of subliminal sight and habituation in peripheral vision here.


You will witness movement in peripheral vision vanish, pop out of sight, while you observe it in peripheral vision.

This is how exposure begins subliminally and is thus UNDETECTABLE.



If Subliminal Distraction is the cause of your depressive episodes there   MUST   be a location

and activity where you are creating exposure.


Exposure is cumulative so there may be more than one location.


The conflict in your physiology of sight that allows exposure is:

While you can learn to ignore threat-movement in peripheral vision to stop the startle,

you can't stop seeing anything in your vision field.

You can't prevent your brain's subliminal reaction to that detected movement,

or prevent the subliminal attempt to execute the vision startle reflex.


This happens in your mind below thought, reason and consciousness.



A massive number of subliminal FAILED attempts to execute the vision startle reflex

is the mechanism to cause depression beginning with fear, panic, worry,

until the subliminal threat from failed attempts begin to shape thought.



The problem on this site is explained as a visual subliminal distraction in first semester psychology lectures

on peripheral vision reflexes.

The design problem takes the same name, Subliminal Distraction.


It is unknown in mental health services.


The tiny number of engineers aware of it see only the believed-harmless light episode from offices.





The experiment is safe if instructions are assiduously followed. The effect remits with rest from exposure.


The details are not on this site. You can preview the experiment conditions by viewing the Finnish National Police picture of Pekka-Eric Auvinen's bedroom computer on the Site Outline, and Mass Shooting pages.


Warning:  The mirror in peripheral vision will not provide stimulation fast enough to create a safe outcome. Auvinen had months of low-level exposure before he killed eight and committed suicide in Jokela, Finland.







Over 13 years I used the Internet to investigate Subliminal Distraction. Until the invention of Twitter it has not been possible to find or  interview those individuals experiencing depression. That attempt is now being made.



All that is necessary is to search your daily activities for locations where you concentrate for work, study,  or use a computer. Then make small changes to block peripheral vision at that location and prevent Subliminal Distraction.



If you can't make those changes  then a pair of safety glasses with wide temple arms blacked out will usually block enough peripheral vision to lower exposure below a problematic level.


I cite computer use as a prime cause of exposure but engineers found and solved the problem long before they existed.


Recent onset symptoms should stop within a week. But long term exposure that has been diagnosed as a psychiatric disorder such as bipolar or schizophrenia will take much longer. Your brain must unlearn the behavior while there is rest from exposure.


This solution and remission can only happen if your symptoms were caused by Subliminal Distraction.


While it takes massive exposure to start depressive episodes once they begin much smaller levels of exposure will keep the episode ongoing.


If you have not done so, start by reading the explanation that begins with the first page about Subliminal Distraction here.


Perform my demonstration of subliminal sight and habituation in peripheral vision to learn how exposure begins subliminally thus is UNDETECTABLLE.


The explanation pages end with Spontaneous Remission, Rev George Trosse.





When I began I searched for activities that have mental breaks then evaluated the activity for the "special circumstances" to cause Subliminal Distraction. That story is on the Site Outline page, here. Then places that have the "special circumstances" were searched for mental breaks or psychiatric symptoms that happen in those locations and with those activities.



Although I have known of this problem since I was a 22 year old engineering student in 1966 I had never seen a mental break caused by the design mistake before it happened to my wife. Connie had a psychotic break after her office was changed eliminating Cubicle Level Protection. Her office picture and hospital record are here.   She had severe depressive crying episodes about hallucinated guilt for impossible criminal acts. Her episode was mistaken for schizophrenia.


I suspected the design mistake caused depression from her episode.


The nature of Subliminal Distraction, the repeating subliminal appreciation of threat shaping thought and reason provides the mechanism to cause depression.     


I decided that if Subliminal Distraction were a serious problem, evidence would be everywhere in plain sight.



There was a video game player suicide believed to have been caused by Sony writing addictive script into their game Everquest.   During the uproar Entertainment Tonight ran a video segment about Ben Stein's son having a problem with the game. The video showed the conditions for Subliminal Distraction. I eventually got an email reply from Stein that there was a single huge fish in the aquarium beside the computer where the game was played.  That confirmed there had been detectable movement in peripheral vision at the game computer.


This showed what I had already theorized from my college psychology class information, that any detectable movement in peripheral vision will do to cause Subliminal Distraction.    The movement does not have to be  human, alive, or true movement.  Blinking lights nearby or on a computer can be mistaken for threat-movement when the light is swept through peripheral vision with a head turn.






That made me suspect that that Shawn Woolley's addiction to playing Everquest and his suicide were connected to Subliminal Distraction.


As I searched for places that could allow exposure I discovered College Suicides. Students spend long hours studying. If they make the design mistake in that study location they would have the same mental event seen in incorrectly designed offices.