In Wetumpka, AL.

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

If you wish to help in this project, send the Home page URL to your email list and encourage everyone to do the same.

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


Copyright 2003 Edit Saturday  October 25, 2014

Contact     Copyright     Demonstration of subliminal sight

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

First search questions were met with accusations.

I was accused of being an attorney trying to get information for a lawsuit.

Systems Furniture design engineers and office furniture manufacturers treat

the fact of "office worker" mental breaks as proprietary information

The archived forum post copied below demonstrates this site began in 2002.

The original post, archived, was still available in Oct 2017.



This response is typical of the problems you will encounter while investigating this phenomenon. Designers treat the  phenomenon as proprietary information. They will deny the problem exists, change the subject, or evade your question. They seem to believe that this information would spark countless nuisance lawsuits if it were known by the general public.

A Design student from Australia eventually emailed me for permission to use this site  in her thesis on Subliminal Distraction. That is the name of the problem in the United States.

Both visual and acoustic subliminal distraction exist.  

Here, acoustic subliminal distraction in psychology means sound you subliminally perceive while concentrating to work in a busy crowded office. It is evaluated as a fatiguing factor.

In twelve  years of searching I have not found anyone in psychology or mental health services aware that this problem exists or that visual subliminal distraction is possible.

A single psychiatrists replied that he had seen the episodes from offices when he was in residency    He would not reply to additional questions.




This page is a copy of the original Forum site.

You can see the original site by clicking this URL. 

Message - A question to Architecture Professionals and Students

Posted by L K Tucker on December 19, 2002 at 21:17:22:

Can you forward this question to someone who could help solve this problem. If you are involved in open space office design you should understand this phenomena.

/// I am attempting to solve a puzzle. I am searching for the name or proper term for a psychiatric work place injury discovered by civil engineers, about fifty years ago. This was in the early days of office space design. (The date is a guess.) This problem produces a psychotic episode, with no other risk factors or medical conditions, if certain critical elements come together in faulty design. Workers appeared to become psychotic just sitting at their desks working.

I believe the design or redesign of the Cubicle was the solution to the problem back then.

This site describes the problem.....involving subliminal peripheral vision.... 

I have Email addresses and guest book on site. Use any address at any location.

What term or name is used for the reason modern cubicles have privacy screens which block peripheral vision?


Posted by  Brian Kennedy on December 20, 2002 at 08:23:56:

In Reply to:  A question to Architecture Professionals and Students posted by L K Tucker on December 19, 2002 at 21:17:22:

Could the problem be that you are trying to prepare a lawsuit but that your willingness to be an asshole outstrips your vocabulary?