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Copyright 2003   Edit   December 2, 2016

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Texas - Brandy Vela 18 year old high school senior_ Ohio -  Bethany Thompson 11 year old 6th grader


Recent student suicides blamed on bullying.

There is a simple preventable cause of these bullying suicides. ___ There is a long list of them. But they didn't start happening frequently until social media started causing the long term use of computers, tablets, smart phones, and other view-screen devices in unprotected workspace such as homes and dorm rooms.

The problem isn't the bullying exchanges between students. Although distressing, and believed to be the cause of suicides, that has been going on for years without causing deaths.   It's a problem engineers discovered when it caused mental breaks for office workers fifty years ago.


Computers and other view-screen devices allow anyone to create all the "special circumstances" of the "mental break causing design mistake" engineers discovered.  Here


Because this is a physical situation, it can be experimentally replicated to prove visual subliminal distraction will cause psychiatric symptoms beginning with anxiety and depression. (Instructions to qualified researchers by email only. See Warning Here.)


Using a phone to text while on the bed with a big bedroom mirror in peripheral vision would do it. (See Pekka-eri Auvinen Here.)


The difficulty explaining it is that although the problem is from a normal feature of everyone's physiology of sight, unless you sat the psychology lecture which explains the physiology, it sounds like impossible science fiction.



In offices where engineers discovered Subliminal Distraction could cause mental breaks the stimulus was staff walking beside a concentrating knowledge worker.


Because the evaluation of the stimulus happens deep in the brain, those neural impulses are the same whether the movement is from a human, pet, blinking light on the computer, fans, ceiling fan blade shadows, or mirror reflections of the subject's own movement.

Although difficult for most to believe, it is easier to understand when you think of the "mental break causing design mistake" as a situation created when someone spends long hours concentrating while their brain attempts but fails to execute the vision startle reflex over and over.__ It is not something that happens after one exposure session.   The individual would repeat the at risk activity day after day.


These failed attempts to startle happen below thought, reason, and consciousness. They are undetectable.


The process is defined in first semester psychology as a visual subliminal distraction.


The mental break may not be mentioned in those lectures. All my 1990's 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.   But I had never seen it happen.  


When my wife had a psychotic break 30 days after her office was changed eliminating Cubicle Level Protection, I discovered the entire mental health establishment is unaware such a problem exist.  Connie's case is Here.


Eventually the subliminal appreciation of threat from the path through the brain of the neural impulses to activate surprised-fear threat warning which creates the startle with a head turn to look at subliminally detected movement, colors thought, and reason. That stimulation is of the amygdala.


When the movement is safe, not threatening, we, without effort, attach a zero level of attention to it. The movement vanishes from consciousness.

Demonstration to experience this here.


But humans cannot stop seeing anything in their vision field. As long as your eyes are open electromagnetic stimulus, light, reaching the detector cells of the rods and cones of your retina, send neural impulses over their normal channels, no matter what else you are doing.


When that stimulus is movement in peripheral vision, while you are locked deep in thought, working, studying, playing video games, or texting on a phone, unaware of anything happening around you, your brain acts on the detected movement by attempting to break your concentration with a startle.


But with Subliminal Distraction that startle has been blocked by the first threat movement being harmless.   You will not experience anything happening.


That process allows your brain to continue to subliminally detect such threat movement, and react to it by attempting to execute the suppressed startle reflex.

The problem of everyone's physiology of sight is called 'visual subliminal distraction.' The office cubicle was created to block peripheral vision to stop those mental events in offices by 1968.

As exposure builds stresses such as bullying are raised to an unsolvable, unbearable level until the full mental break happens causing the suicide.


 Teaching students why the cubicle was created, and how to set up 'peripheral vision blocking protection' when studying or using a computer would stop these suicides.

TV news departments, and newspapers refuse to budget the time to correctly investigate visual subliminal distraction.


Schools have not warned students. In some cases there have been multiple college suicides after my email, and postal mail warning.  (See Joe Morse Suicide Georgia Tech page.)

Engineers have dealt with Subliminal Distraction believing it is a harmless temporary episode of psychotic-like confusion for fifty years. The public, mental health services, and research are unaware such a problem exists.



A physical situation, the design mistake can be experimentally replicated to prove it causes psychiatric symptoms beginning with anxiety, and depression.


 Instructions are free by email. It is not on my site, too dangerous for open publication. I study it as the cause of college suicides, and mass shooting suicides. (See warning.)

Perform my demonstration of habituation in peripheral vision to experience how exposure begins subliminally, and is UNDETECTABLE.