VisionAndPsychosis.Net©

In Wetumpka, AL.

The Wayback Machine will show this site is a 14 year investigation of Subliminal Distraction.

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

 

Copyright 2003   Edit   Sep 28, 2016

Copyright    Contact page    Demonstration of subliminal sight

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

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

 

 

 

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 If this is your first visit, the explanation of  the "mental break causing design mistake,"

that has caused problems on space missions, the Mars project,

and on scientific explorations for over a 100 years,  begin with the first explanation page,

  Subliminal Distraction.

This explanation is the same given in first semester psychology lectures about,

how peripheral vision reflexes are created.

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.

Skeptical?

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

 

The problem explained on this site is the only psychiatric symptom that has ever been correctly evaluated,

then PREVENTED, and without treatment !

 

But it was done by engineers, not doctors.

 

Introduction

This page is long and involves a detailed explanation of psychology. Written for a general reader, it is not  rocket science but there is a learning curve. When you understand the phenomenon you will wonder why you never noticed that before.

 This is so simple it has slipped by every one for fifty years.

Because of the reporting that Shawn Woolley had previous mental symptoms the first question I usually get is about what the mental condition of a victim was before the incident. Millions of Cubicles and Systems Furniture Workstations have not been placed in business offices just in case a worker might have a previous mental condition. These devices, 'Systems Furniture' workstations, Cubicles,  are there to protect every worker with a job that requires protection in a busy room. (The Modern Cubicle)Off page link

 

If your Computer Game Playing Workstation does not have Cubicle Level Protection and there is repeating, detectable, movement in the room, sufficient to create a peripheral vision reflex, the psychiatric injury can happen to you. Read ....Prevention... at the bottom of this page.

 

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 How I discovered "Evercrack".

 

 

It was the fall of 2002.  I had been searching the Internet for information to help a family member who suddenly became seriously mentally ill  just days after moving into a new office in a major university. I was resting, watching  48 Hours Investigates on TV.  I was caught off guard when I saw the problem I had been attempting to research being featured on the program. There was one slight glitch. They were calling it the Sony™ Everquest™ Addiction Problem. I was stunned.

The interviews were close up headshots with no background to show the computer installation.  Each player said there was no problem with the game. They blamed the effected players. Most of the comments were centered on the player’s inability to control their game playing habit. Actor Ben Stein was interviewed and the program moved to his house and his son’s room. The boy sat there, his back to the camera. At that point in my investigation I thought the movement which causes the injury had to be beside but just behind the subject.

There it was on the boy’s right side. A big glass box sat a foot or two from his right shoulder, against the wall. It was about half full of water and a bottle  floated upside down in it. The camera pan was so fast; it was a blur. (Picture below.) I realized just then, I had not put a tape in the VCR.  At that point I would have over-taped anything. I tried to divide my attention between the TV monitor and the stack of mixed tapes. I got one in and taped the last few seconds. The show is often repeated here later, delayed because of sports coverage. I managed to find a short segment on another affiliated show and got the camera pan of the bedroom game playing position. Using slow motion I saw that the glass box was a lighted aquarium.  Tornadoes cut power over part of the weekend and I missed the show when it repeated. I was sure that I had seen enough. I had confirmation the Sony™ Everquest™ addiction problem was also my research problem.

When Tommy Stein turned off the room lights to prevent glare on the monitor and left the aquarium light on, the fish or other  pets in the tank would be detectable by reflected light. While peripheral vision reflexes only happen when we are approached from behind anything moving in one direction in the tank must eventually go back in the other.
 

Before I saw the 48 Hours Investigates segment I had never heard of Everquest™.

Dec 10, 2004 An email communication from Ben Stein now confirms that Tommy had a large fish in the tank.

Aquarium 1

Now empty with cleaning sponge floating in it the lighted tank contained one large fish when Tommy had the problem with Everquest 

This picture is a frame grab from an  Entertainment Tonight broadcast near the time of the  uproar about Everquest.

It was found in a box of tapes. It had been lost  after several moves.

 

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SteinComputer

 

In this view you can see the relative position of the aquarium and the computer screen. Remember that this was shot with a full size (remote event) TV camera and with a full crew. They might have made small changes in the room to allow the best view for the camera.

 

Tommy has been positioned so you can see his face. A normal seating position would have been turned slightly to his right. The aquarium would have been in far peripheral vision in that seating position.

 

 

 

 

 

In a program, THS Investigates On-Line Nightmares, E Network, broadcast on December 3, 2006 there is a picture of Shawn Woolley (then younger) using his home computer with the CPU tower mounted in his peripheral vision, on top of the desk. As he turned his head while playing Everquest the blinking hard drive busy light would have been swept through Subliminal Sight and detected as a pulsing stimulus to trigger a peripheral vision reflex. At the level in the brain where these reflexes are produced, below thought, reason, and consciousness, the neural impulses are all electro chemical exchanges across synapses between neurons. There is no ability to evaluate the stimulus and tell the difference between reflected light from an object moving and a blinking point source of light. Shawn Woolley's problems with Everquest began while living at home with his mother.

 

 

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A Letter to Sony

(This page was the first post for the site)

 

There is no secret script in the programming that causes addiction even though apparent addiction does occur. What appears, as addiction, is a low-level psychotic episode. It is a focused psychotic delusion caused by a very old work place injury, which is the subject of this Web Site.
 
The psychotic element we see manifested and which appears to be addiction in those playing the Sony™ game Everquest™ is caused by a quirk of human physiology. When humans habituate or dismiss notice of a moving object in our peripheral vision, our brain loses the ability to complete the reflex, which should normally occur. A subliminal portion of your vision field drives peripheral Vision Reflexes. This allows the generation of the reflex to continue to happen, unnoticed. Unrecognized elements of the reflex bombard consciousness for days creating a psychotic episode.

 

 

Subliminal Sight

It comes as a shock to most people that they have the ability to 'see subliminally.' Every human who ever lived had this ability. Subliminal sight serves as the detection system for Peripheral Vision Reflexes. It allows you to see something and not have it recorded by your conscious mind.  You will experience the reflex but will not be aware of how that reflex was triggered. Subliminal sight is central to this problem and when combined with a quirk of your physiology contributes to cause a devastating psychiatric injury.  While Shawn Woolley was the only reported suicide there were other serious outcomes. You can visit the Demonstration page to prove that you have this ability. (Psychology demonstration instructions)

 

The quirk or conflict of physiology is that although you can ignore the conscious peripheral vision reflexes, and they will appear to stop, you cannot control the detection of movement or the continued efforts of your brain to force a reflex.  

 

Blinking lights

Viewing a  blinking light in conscious sight  does not cause this problem. There is information that blinking rates which are the same as brain wave frequencies will cause seizures. This is not that problem.

The connection to blinking lights related to this  problem arises from misidentification of stimulus.

Movement of your head causes the image of a blinking light, to sweep across the retina. The source of stimulus, the hard drive busy light or LED, is stationary. When you turn your head the relative movement causes the stimulus to appear to approach from behind.  (It would be out of focus and apparently larger than reality.) The portion of your brain that evaluates this stimulus has no memory or ability to reason. The interruption of the stimulus during the LED off, or dimmed period  may be miss-evaluated as a sudden lurch forward. There is a stream of data as the light moves from rod to rod on the retina. Suddenly the data stream stops or decreases then resumes at a point further on. The misperception would be that the object moved very fast to cross that empty space on the retina and thus no input occurred. If, in addition, the source of stimulus is perceived as close to  you, the strength of the alarm created could be immense. Your  peripheral vision reflex system would try to warn you that something very close is moving very fast toward you.  Consciously you would not be aware of anything. Victims cannot associate those subliminally generated  sensations. The mind attempts to create a reality to encompass those additional  feelings such as of being watched. The computer user becomes paranoid then psychotically paranoid.

(LED = Light Emitting Diode)

 

Put your CPU and any blinking lights out of sight under the desk....Prevention...

Both HP and Compaq computers have removed the bright blinking light from their CPU cases.

 

Peripheral Vision Reflexes

 

Every human with complete normal healthy physiology has two vision systems. Conscious sight and peripheral vision. A portion of you peripheral vision field operates subliminally to detect threat movement and trigger the creation of peripheral vision reflexes. This warning system, built into our physiology, detects movement toward us from behind. It is a result of the evolutionary development of humans. Without this feature early man could not have survived. To work the system must be available and working all the time, no matter what you are doing. For this reason your peripheral vision and peripheral vision reflexes operate apart from normal consciousness. Textbooks will explain this if you want to dig deeper. This system works ‘below’ thought, reason, and consciousness. It could be said, it operates as a part of your subconscious mind. You cannot control or turn off this system unless you close your eyes.

 

  Another  feature of your physiology, Plitz's reflex, slightly modifies your eye as you concentrate on an object at arm's length. This modification, pupil dilation, floods the rods with ambient light desensitizing them. It changes the stimulus or movement required to cause a peripheral vision reflex to a large movement close to you.

 

If you succeed in finding this phenomenon in basic psychology texts they will explain  that a conflict arises in the mind as the victim continues to ignore their brain's efforts to break  their concentration. They further explain that the conflict builds to a mental break.  This is incorrect. The phenomenon is actually operant conditioning.

When the repeating internal brain signals generated in the effort to produce peripheral vision reflex are mistakenly perceived as reinforcement for contemporaneous activity operant conditioning happens.

 

The conditioned response is random, different,  between different cases and individuals due to the variation of each person's situation  and of  their accidental method of subliminal stimulation. Low levels of stimulus  which do not rise to a level which would create a mental break create other effects. Unresolved panic attacks, inability to concentrate, or other problems can be caused this way. This is a rare injury because of the large level of stimulus and length of time required to effect a mental break.

 

 


The mistake the player makes

There are two models for this, Dismissal of Notice, Habituation of Notice. I am separating them to explain each.

Dismissal of Notice

This just means humans can decide to ignore detected movement, which would break concentration by producing a normal peripheral vision reflex.

The player believes he has successfully ignored movement, which is distracting to him. In fact, all that has happened is that the subject has decreased his attention given to movement in peripheral vision. Once the player is aware the movement is part of the room environment, his mind will automatically ignore it the next time it is “acquired,” detected, and evaluated through Subliminal Peripheral Vision even if this happens a day or so later. When this learning process is complete, no first warning reflex will be perceived the next day, for instance. This happens smoothly and imperceptibly as a normal experience. The player is unaware any thing out of the ordinary is happening.

 

Habituation of stimulus

Habituation of a stimulus means that the stimulus no longer commands attention. Examples often given involve sound and hearing. After a period of adjustment workers in a noisy factory are no longer  aware the noise is present. They have habituated the stimulus, the noise. The sensory adaptability of hearing  allows this. Depletion of sensor cells will  lower the input to the brain. 

Hearing is sensory adaptable, sight is not. Micro movements of your eye constantly refresh sensor cells on rods and cones. You cannot stop seeing something in the same way the workers stop hearing the sound but you can both attach selective levels of attention to objects in your vision field and habituate notice of stimulus. In this case the disappearance of the urge to look is “habituation to extinction of notice taken of movement in your Subliminal Peripheral field of view.” This will happen in seconds.

(You can observe this happen if you can successfully complete the exercise on the Demonstration page.)

The subject loses the urge to look at the movement. The urge simply fades or disappears from consciousness. On the demonstration page I suggest the experience is difficult to record. It is a non-event, a non-experience. You  may  find that a difficult concept. Think of an itch that stops. You would not experience it again and there would be no reason to scratch. As you continue activity without the itch you never miss it. As a contemporaneous event, it has been ‘lost to consciousness.’ You can of course remember if you recall the day's events later.

 

Summary of the two effects

The smooth subliminal operation of these two features of human physiology combine to cause events involved in SPVP to be experienced as normal reality. The subject is not warned again after the initial experience of the first reflex and the dismissal of notice of the stimulus. If enough time intervenes between episodes of SPVP stimulation, and there are subsequent ‘first reflexes,’ the dismissal or habituation would occur quicker as this becomes a natural part of beginning work in the defective workstation. This can happen over and over so that the player is never aware of this, nor is he aware the phenomenon is causing him to become psychotic.

The problem and descent into psychosis happens because the subconscious operation of this system cannot be controlled or turned off. Only the removal of the subliminal stimulation or movement will stop the process. 

 



 
Co-generated emotional content of reflexes

The term 'Co-Generated emotional content' refers to the product of a human's ability to create or adjust the meaning, or sense of the signal generated to cause a peripheral vision reflex.


The human vision startle reflex

If you have ever been startled you know that in addition to the muscle reaction which causes you to turn quickly with out any conscious thought, there is a emotional content which occurs simultaneously. You feel an absolutely gut wrenching fear, apprehension, or horror at the same time your head snaps to one side. Movement on one side appreciated through subliminal peripheral vision has caused your brain to determine an apparent threat exists. (Texts may refer to the apparent size of the moving object in relation to the size of the subliminal peripheral vision field close to the head and eye as the trigger for the startle reflex.) Your brain evaluates the apparent proximity using input from peripheral vision. How close your brain evaluates the threat to be determines which reflex occurs and therefore moderates the strength of your emotional and other reactions. In addition, the context of the situation moderates how your brain perceives the emotional signal. In a scary situations the co-generated emotion would be experienced as fear combined with surprise.

 

Consider this example.

Imagine you are raking grass after mowing the lawn. There is a movement just to your side. You "catch the movement out of the corner of your eye." That would be a peripheral vision reflex and you would suddenly turn your head to look at the movement. That's how it works. Now use your personal mental 'Way-Back-Machine' to re-live the same incident except that this time we are adding something to the situation. You saw a snake earlier and are aware it might still be hiding under the cut grass. Each time a piece of bark or lawn litter is uncovered you feel apprehension that the snake is there. Now, in that situation,  the identical movement occurs. The same reflected light is generated, and  reaches your retina. The identical signal is sent to your brain but this time you jump three feet instead of just turning to look. The contemporaneous activity and your mental state caused the different reaction.



In any event movement in subliminal peripheral vision must rise above the threshold of delectability to be seen. Humans see by reflected light. There must be adequate light reflected from an object in three-dimensional space or it will not be detected.  When the stimulus involves a point source of light or a reflection of strong light  it too must rise above the threshold of detection. A small blinking light may not be detected in a mass of other light such as normal strong artificial room lighting or sunlight.  Not all movement in Subliminal Peripheral Vision will be seen, detected. A strong desk lamp over the area of a blinking light source would wash it out in the total light of the scene.

Understand, …  it is not just that there is movement behind someone. It is that the movement is detected and causes a peripheral vision reflex to happen. Several additional criteria must be met for SPVP to happen. 


 
Weaker emotional content

Based on observation, when the reflex is  weaker than a startle reflex it would  have a milder emotional content. Because the detection and generation of the reflex is subliminal it creates a  feeling of mild threat, of low level danger, or apprehension. Even curiosity is  possible. The reasoning behind this  is that all peripheral reflexes are generated by the same system. The apparent proximity and apparent speed of approach  play a part in the smaller level  reflex. 

 

An Exception

The apparent size, proximity, and speed of the movement are factors involved in your brain’s evaluation process.  The true facts of reality are irrelevant. Your brain is using monocular subliminal vision to detect motion. A monocular detection system must rely on different clues from binocular normal sight to determine distance and size. This allows misperception to happen. If the signal arriving on nerves meets the criterion a peripheral reflex happens. Whether or not it should have happened does not matter.  An image on a computer monitor, which meets all other criterion for detection then quickly increases size, may be evaluated in peripheral vision as something large and very close. This would cause extreme alarm to be generated subliminally from the innocuous presence of a computer screensaver incorrectly positioned in subliminal peripheral vision. This would be a problem source of stimulation in dual monitor or dual computer setups. New wrap around LCD monitors may produce this same problem. The introduction of cell phones with games available will also increase the total level of exposure.

 
 
The Everquest™ connection
 

Effected players have accidentally created the engineering design flaw in their game playing ‘workstation.' In published information there were about twenty serious cases out of 400,000 players. (I only found three on-line.) First impression is that it has a low probability of happening. That would be wrong. There is no probability involved. If you have the workstation defect and movement is present, detectable by your brain, you will be effected. If you do not have the problem you will not be effected. Do what engineers did fifty years ago. Eliminate the possibility that the defect exists in your workstation. (See Prevention now at the bottom of each site page.)

 

 

Game players experience this emotion as part of the game play

The coincidence of the ambiance of Everquest™, Middle Earth, Dragons, Witches, Wizards, matching the subliminal emotion of the failed reflex, causes a misperception. Think of the 1950's so called subliminal advertising placed between frames of movies.* The patrons wanted to go to the snack bar but they were unaware of the reason. In this case the player wants to re-experience game play because of the unique sensations he experiences only while playing this game. The player is unable to explain it because it happens subliminally.[+]  He must play the game again but doesn’t quite know why. Just as in the snack bar example the desire is part of his reality and consciousness.

* Those subliminal advertising experiments may not have happened as claimed. Results were published but challenged later.  I suspect it was an advertising gimmick for a movie. Often the stories about marketing events are hype to create talk and news coverage. You can research this on the Internet.

+ Case histories from China linked on the Qi Gong Psychotic Episodes page say that exercise participants seem to become addicted to Qi Gong and won't stop gathering others to exercise with them. The apparent addiction is to stimulation in Subliminal Peripheral Vision.

 

If any other game had been played in that same room while the engineering design defect existed the result might have been the same.

 

This would happen so long as the ambience of another game like wise matched the common emotional content of peripheral vision reflexes, danger, warning, mild fear, or other sensations. Given that your perception of this co-generated content can be changed slightly by your own reality and experiences, any game player playing any game is potentially at risk.

 

 It was the defective computer workstation’s design in the room not the game.

Effected players are drawn back to the game because of the unique experience they have as the subliminal stimulation occurs. They sit and play for hours unaware the reason for the drive to play is the sensation which closely matches the ambiance and theme of the game. Remember all this happens subliminally. The ability of the human mind to adjust the meaning or sense of the stimulation of a failed peripheral reflex to a one consistent with game play creates apparent addiction. The player slowly become psychotic. Those lucky enough to have a support system are taken out of the situation and get help recovering from the mild psychotic episode. Tommy Stein was sent to a summer camp and recovered with no treatment. Shawn Woolley was an adult living alone.

 

Cluster Suicides MIT NYU

Colleges are  unaware of this phenomenon and have not explained to college students that study and computer workstations located in rooms with detectable repeating movement should have Cubicle Level Protection  (College Suicides) (Missing Students)

  

Qi Gong, (chee gung) addiction

Case histories of persons experiencing Qi Gong Psychotic Reaction say that effected practitioners seem  to become addicted to the slow motion martial arts exercise. Even under penalty of being arrested they continue  to gather others to exercise with them. This apparent addiction in China is the same experienced by the effected MMORPG players. Qi Gong

Cluster suicides at Foxconn in China and France Telecom

Internet chatter and other sources blame strict military type management for the suicides at Foxconn. But where true sweat shop conditions have previously existed, such as in the garment industry in New York, there have never been suicides reported. But at France Telecom with 35 hour work weeks and union negotiated wages there have been 60 suicide attempts with a reported 30 deaths. Pictures and video shot by TV news crews in both countries show the failure to provide Cubicle Level Protection where it would be needed. That's Subliminal Distraction causarion. Foxconn    France Telecom  

Ontario, Canada elementary schools incident

An incident in 14 Ontario, Canada elementary schools where Wi-Fi had been installed so laptop computers could be used anywhere in classrooms caused bizarre physical and mental symptoms for about 50 of 50,000 students. Parents and activists insisted the problem was the Wi-Fi transmitter EMR. But again pictures taken by Canadian TV and newspapers to illustrate their stories showed that the problem was Subliminal Distraction. Ontario Schools

 

Internet Porn Addiction

July 25,2003   In a recent discussion an acquaintance pointed out that if the peripheral vision reflexes were generated while viewing porn on the internet the effect would be the same as Internet game playing. If the computer user has a slow Internet connection or is downloading large files, pictures, the hard drive busy light would flash constantly just as it does while playing Internet games. The common co-generated emotional signal perceived as being watched would add to the experience. Those users so effected have a unique experience from other porn viewers.

 

 

After investigation on Role Playing Game sites, RPG's I learned that other cases involved different games. The players and their mental states were different, the computers and workstations were different. What was the common element? I believe that each player who had serious negative mental outcomes had the same design defect in their home, dorm, or student apartment computer workstations. They failed to provide Cubicle Level Protection where the computer was installed in a room with movement or the computer was installed so that the blinking hard drive busy light could sweep Subliminal Peripheral Vision as the player used the computer. That miss-positioning may have been such that the detection only happened when the player turned away from the monitor to write or check something beside the keyboard then looked back at the monitor.

Shawn was the only suicide. (The second suicide of a moderator is being reported as a hoax.)   In my first contact with Elizabeth Woolley she was not sure how the computer was installed.  Web sites with comments about Internet and MMORPG addiction cite a story about one college student's psychotic episode after an overnight session of RPG playing. He ran around believing the characters from the game were chasing him. The diagnosis was that sleep deprivation caused temporary psychotic episode. A letter to the psychologist reported involved was returned for insufficient address. I used the snail mail address on the psychologist's website. (MMORPG = massive multiplayer online role playing games)

If you watched the 48Hours Investigates segment, there was video of Ben Stein's fifteen-year-old son playing his computer. Look closely as the camera pans the room. (I had to use frame by frame slow motion to see it.) There is an abandoned fish tank to the right. This lighted tank would have provided movement in subliminal peripheral vision as the fish, illuminated by the tank light, swam back and forth. (I how have confirmation that a large fish was in the tank but reptiles or mammals moving in the closed tank would have caused the same problem.) I recently visited a home where a ceiling fan swept shadows of the slowly rotating blades on the floor and walls below and beside the computer station. Anything can be the source of apparent movement if it rises above the threshold of delectability


Observers of these problems seize upon the obvious. That is, the game, Internet, and computers are what appear foremost in observer's minds when one of these events happens. Unseen, right there in the room is a problem creating SPVP. If a person looking for this problem investigated each of these cases at the time of the occurrence, it would be easily noticed and discovered as the cause. The general public is unaware of the possible danger and the method of injury is so unbelievably implausible, it escapes attention.

When home computers came on the national scene no one realized that the use of the computer required the same behavior, which caused this problem when it was discovered over fifty years ago.


Everquest™ and computers are not a necessary part of the SPVP injury under this model. Remember the original discovery was in days of pencil and paper. (We have a family member with this injury. She was using pencil, paper and an electric adding machine.) If the same design flaw happened at a location where a subject was reading something, which also matched the content of the subliminal emotional stimulation, such as reading and studying The New Testament Chapter, Revelations, SPVP could also occur. The psychotic episode might take a path in which the subject thought he was one of the characters in the Bible
. (Personal Experiences)

 

Some computer manufacturers have removed detectable blinking lights from their CPU cases. Look in the computer store the next time you visit. The hard drive busy light is now hidden, undetectable.

 

Repeating from the paragraphs above for emphasis

You should understand that your mind can adjust the perception of that co-generated emotional content. You will perceive the co-generated emotional content of a peripheral vision reflex differently depending on the situation and environment at the time the reflex occurs.

 



SPVP In the Home-Small Business

The home user is unaware this problem exists. The computer is stuck in a convenient location in most homes. Available space is used. The computer store didn’t know to tell the new owner there might be a problem with set up location. The computer store does not know about SPVP. If you look at the furniture catalog for any large office equipment company the illustrations in the office furniture section assume there will not be heavy human traffic in an aisle adjoining the computer user. I find only one or two furniture illustrations that would have ‘Cubicle Level Protection’ for the occupant if installed as pictured in a national office supply catalog.  The design engineers used that assumption about the level of movement or traffic when designing desks and chairs for sale to the small business owner. Several groupings of desk models would provide complete Cubicle Level Protection if the entry were reversed from the catalog picture. One side of those desk groupings is open. To provide complete protection in a small business setting with substantial traffic the open side of those designs would be against a wall or window.

Some designs do not need blocking panels. They angle the seating position so that traffic beside the open side is either approaching from ahead or moving away as the movement crosses the workers Subliminal Peripheral Vision.

 

Frequency of exposure

Another possibility to complicate SPVP is that in some situations the stimulation might be intermittent. Seasonal movement caused by air conditioner or heater vents moving something is possible. In intermittent or limited exposure the stimulation would not be enough to cause a psychotic episode but might create other problems. The fact that a computer game player does not play eight hours each day changes the outcome for SPVP. This is the basis for the theory that SPVP might be the reason violent TV has subtlety altered the personality traits of children to show a statistical increase of violence in children who watch it. Children are not held in front of a TV eight hours each day but rather experience possible stimulation over many years. Read other pages to find out about this subject.



 

Summary

SPVP occurs subliminally, the victim is unaware any thing is happening. SPVP slowly changes reality for the effected player. Outside observers believe players are addicted to the computer, Internet, or the Sony™ game. The ‘occurrence frequency' of the moving object, how and when it moves, will change both the length of time necessary to cause this injury and degree or depth of the injury. Something moving all the time would cause a quick onset of the problem. If the movement or stimulation starts and stops, or is seasonal, it would have a different speed of onset. In addition if the stimulus or its introduction is random but regularly reoccurring there will be a different pattern than if the movement was continuous and regular. (B F Skinner stuff.)

Only in rare cases do all necessary elements happen together to cause SPVP. This problem is rarely correctly diagnosed. The cases stopped appearing in the 1960s after the cubicle entered the work place. This Internet site argues that the problem can appear in forms other than a full psychotic break. It might not be as rare as had previously been believed. I have been unable to locate any doctor who has ever heard of the problem. Engineers use the facts to design ‘systems furniture,’ to give workers ‘Cubicle Level Protection.’ An investigation is currently underway attempting to find the correct name for this phenomena or the reason engineers design cubicles so that workers do not “see” movement in peripheral vision while they concentrate working.

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