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Shell Shock, in WWI was caused by Subliminal Distraction from the circumstances of Trench Warfare.
Five videos on this page from a 1917 silent film show bizarre 'Shell Shock" behaviors cured by suggestion in 30 minutes.
Long hours living in too-small arrangements and standing in trenches put soldiers in close proximity in each other's peripheral vision.
Those conditions are the "special circumstances" to allow Subliminal Distraction exposure.
If this is your first visit you should enter the site at the Home page and follow the pages to Spontaneous Remission.
You will not be able to follow the presentation unless you understand Subliminal Distraction.
While the bizarre behaviors of Shell Shock have not appeared in the military since WWI,
it does appear from time to time as Mahjong epilepsy in Hong Kong,
or Tourette's like symptoms in LeRoy High School, LeRoy, New York.
Why are these behaviors Subliminal Distraction?
There is no other feature of human physiology that can cause this type episode. Although unknown in mental heath services, engineers and designers have dealt with the problem for fifty years. Herman Miller, Steelcase, Knoll, and Haworth have sold cubicles and designed open plan offices using "Systems Furniture" to prevent what they see and understand is only a harmless temporary episode of psychotic-like confusion since 1968.
The episode arises from the long-term suppression of the vision startle reflex in a location where there is repeating detectable movement nearby in peripheral vision.
This causes a massive number of subliminal failed attempts to execute the consciously blocked vision startle reflex.
When the subject's brain accepts the subliminal appreciation of threat, caused by the triggering signal path through the brain, as a reward subliminal operant conditioning happens. Thoughts such as the desire to be thin, Anorexia, or actions such as those of OCD are reinforced.
In nine years sending emails and letters I found a single psychiatrist from Tufts, University, who said he had seen the episodes from offices when he was in residency. He and everyone else aware of the problem believe it can only happen in offices and produce only the believed-harmless episode of psychotic-like confusion.
Three volunteers searching separately found no studies or papers about Subliminal Distraction in the APA database.
Living arrangements crowded men into tiny spaces. With enough light they could easily detect threat-movement near them in peripheral vision.
It would not matter what they did to enter a state of full mental investment. Here it is reading a newspaper.
Each person's threshold is different as are the activities and personal behavior to cause exposure.
In this picture daydreaming is enough to allow Subliminal Distraction.
Of course a very few would accumulate enough exposure for psychiatric symptoms.
But crowded living arrangements have been used for soldiers for centuries.
This picture is of the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles at Randalstown Camp in County Antrim, Ireland in 1915.
They later moved to England and then to France.
Imagine someone cleaning a rifle, folding clothing, or polishing boots at one end of this room when the door is opened and another soldier enters the room. Because of the change in light through the opening door, that movement would be detected the length of the room.
It is not enough to live in cramped quarters. Someone must enter a state of full mental investment while there is repeating detectable movement nearby in peripheral vision to have Subliminal Distraction exposure.
But all someone had to do was read or write while others walked in peripheral vision.
Playing table top games such as card games would engage the same level of mental investment.
Because our brain deals with the vision startle reflex below thought, reason, and consciousness, subliminally, exposure is undetectable. It cannot be consciously experienced.
Subliminal Distraction is cumulative because once you ignore movement in peripheral vision for one object that ignores all movement in peripheral vision no matter what moved.
This quality of Subliminal Distraction, to multiply exposure through accumulate exposure from different movement in peripheral vision is explained on the site entry pages. Start that explanation Here. The last page in that explanation is "Spontaneous Remissions."
As you watch these videos you will find the behaviors bizarre beyond words for description.
Watch for the examples of treatment, tossing the soldier's head around while telling him it is treatment. That's suggestion. Some behaviors could be remediated in 30 minutes, others took longer.
Subliminal Distraction was not discovered to cause mental events until 1964. The cubicle was designed to block peripheral vision to stop it in offices by 1968. But it is a problem of human physiology not offices. Shell Shock is just one of many times it appeared and psychosocial explanations were given for it.
At the time the behaviors were believed to be caused by concussions from shell explosions while troops were in the trenches or protective bunkers.
Why were the behaviors different and why was there such wide variation?
Differences in timing or spacing of Subliminal Distraction exposure, lengths of exposure sessions, coupled with slight differences in brain configuration, working in each mind, which had different experiences and different concerns, is the only explanation that seems reasonable. Slight differences in brain configuration would be the reason we each have different personalities, learn at different rates, and the reason for differences in IQ.