YOU and effects of TV on the Brain

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Watching TV is something which virtually everyone does.  But did

you know that TV can actually be harmful to you?  Television

viewing can, for example, increase your risk of premature death,

reduce your level of intelligence, completely obliterate your ability

to concentrate, physically impair the growing child brain, and

increase your risk of developing neurodegenerative brain

disorders.  To top it off, TV is also additive.


I have background in biology, psychology, and business and have

been interest in the effects of TV on the brain for the past several

years.  Like many people, I was shocked to find that something

which I had previously considered being an innocent past time

actually posed a real threat to my physical and mental well-being.


Furthermore, I discovered that television is also a very effective

mind control technology that can have a big influence on how you

feel about yourself, what you think is possible for yourself, and

how you perceive the world you live in.

In this article, I present to you a brief summary of the main findings

that I have come across with additional commentary of points of


There is so much more that could be discussed, so, please

consider this summary as a starting point from which you can use

to direct your own future research.  For this purpose, I have

provided a list of references which can be found at the bottom of

this page.


Watching tv puts the viewer into a highly suggestible sleep-like

hypnotic state.  This provides easy access to the subconscious

and is one reason why it is easy to fall asleep whilst watching



The hypnotic effect is largely caused by screen flicker which lowers

your brainwaves into an alpha state, a state of mind you would

normally associate with meditation or deep relaxation.  In most

people, this occurs within 30 seconds, or within 3 minutes for very

light and infrequent TV viewers.


TV viewing reduces higher brain activity, promoting activity in

lower brain regions. In other words, it makes you less intelligent

and behave more like an animal

Advertisers target a region of the brain known as the reptilian

brain.  This is an ancient part of the brain which is responsible for

primitive and primal urges such as sex, feeling, and power.

These themes are commonly used in advertising campaigns to

make you think that you need a particular product.


We will over time continue talking about effects of TV on the brain

and YOU

Be picky about your TV time