How Imagery Influences the Mind

Throughout history, imagery has been used to influence people to great extents. Thousands of years ago, stories were told that created images and visions in a person’s head. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, and other forms of art took it a step further and gave something more permanent to the world that allowed people to see an image and take from it what they will. Now, with cameras, camera phones, pictures, videos, and other forms of imagery, the way images are used have taken a dramatic change.

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are used to influence people. We have seen this more so in the years of the media’s influence. Newspapers were used to create their own messages, and through the use of comics, and other pictures along with their articles, the public was easily influenced. Same with magazines, the cover of the magazines often have pictures along with some words on it that often preach a huge message or slander someone, all for the purpose of making sales and making money, or driving a message through.

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Television and movies are some of the worst culprits of using images to drive home a message. Commercials between programs or before are ads, and people treat them as such. Now, they have to work extremely hard to create an enticing message for the viewers, and they do a pretty good job of it now. Car commercials, food, and beer ads all have the ability to create enticing and dramatic sequences that viewers are drawn to and cause them to buy.

Imagery is also frequently used to create ways of thinking for people. In particular, the political game has a strong understanding of using imagery to create ways of thinking for people. Political ads, politicians attire, articles, and the manipulation of the internet has a way of pushing a thought process through. This year in particular, memes took over the political race. Memes were used in large part with Donald Trump supporters that pushed forth messages that showed the negatives aspects of the Clinton’s and the Democratic party. Some images were manipulated, usually in an obvious way, but the most damning images were the ones that were not manipulated. In particular, an image that comes to mind is the one where she is being kissed by a KKK clansmen that shows he is a clansmen in the same combined image.

Images have been used for political reasons for a long time. In nearly every war that has taken place, imagery was a strong thing that provoked many emotions in people that caused them to react in a certain way.

holocaust newspaperWhen pictures of the Holocaust were seen for the world, that was the moment where much of the world realized the horrors that happened. The pictures that are in textbooks all over the world were actually chosen for a purpose. The pictures of the dead bodies that have been ingrained into all of our heads was done on purpose, and when associated with words, it can create a shock value that is hard to tear away from your mind. In school, we learned that “millions” of Jews were exterminated. When these words were placed next to pictures of piles of bodies in a pit, not too many people would ever have the guts to say anything to the contrary. Now although, that “millions” figure is likely greatly exaggerated (number accepted by trusted researchers and records pin the number closer to 270,000), the way that pictures were used to instill a way of thinking into the people’s minds practically every year of schooling since the age of 8, it made it seem as if pictures were evidence of this large death toll of people. Because people have seen pictures, and remains of death at the Holocaust, there are hardly any people who will say anything against what they have been told about the Holocaust, and it’s obviously an incredibly touchy subject.

 

How To Change People’s Thinking With Images

Images have always had a profound effect on us all throughout our lives. The role of images have led us to where we are today. Nearly everyone on this planet is obsessed with pictures in some form or another.

Most people can appreciate being able to see a picture locked in time of a family member or a loved one. This led to cameras and picture taking to an integral part of all societies. Before pictures, most people could only keep a moment in time locked into place through the use of paintings, sculptures, or descriptive word choice. Now, nearly everyone has some sort of camera in their pocket or nearby.

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Imagery has a way of changing the way we think about things. When images have the ability to tell a story, or are used in conjunction with a story being told, they can have a very powerful and profound affect.
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Make Your Life Easier By Taking Pictures

The ability to take pictures and send images in real time is proving to be a great way to be time efficient, and make things easier for the everyday life of humanity. The app “Facetime,” and even “Skype” have made it easier for people to communicate and see live video in real time. For families, friends, and even dealing with businesses, this can make life move much more swiftly to take care of the every day ongoing of life.

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Just yesterday, I was having a problem with my shower and bathtub. There was a massive water leak to the point where no matter if I closed the bathtub faucet or the shower spicket. When I tried fixing it myself, it started to leak out of the actual handle. I was at a loss. Calling up a local plumbing company, after I had him on the phone, he asked if I had an iPhone and could Facetime. We got on a live video chat together and he was able to identify the problem quickly and get me a quote. This was a reminder how integral these video chatting smart phones are in our society.plumbing-video-chat

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Rules You Must Follow For Colors At Your Office

The work space is an important area of each person’s world where psychology should be featured and understood by people within the office, but in particular, the people in charge of designing the office. The environment of where we spend much of our time must exude the type of mood that we are trying to create for it to properly serve it’s purpose.

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Photo Impressions

Children are very impressionable. During their formative years, they only are able to acquire the knowledge, the insights, the beliefs, and the dreams from their influences in life growing up. During their early stages of life, a few years after they learn to speak and understand language, they also begin to construct who they are as a person which definitely changes the life trajectory path that they are currently on. Depending on the influencing factors that surround them early on in life, often times you will find that in the years between 4 and 10, the early signs of an original personality and belief system begins to develop in an early human. Since it is so difficult for two children to have nearly the same upbringing as one another for years and years at a time, unless they are identical twins, often children will start to divert from the rest in some way and become more original in their thought patterns. And, while many may have the same goals and dreams in mind, the way they got there is usually way different than how another child with the same exact dream got there. Continue reading Photo Impressions

About Brad

Whatsup everyone, my name is Brad,

From the bay area of CA, first born of my hippie parents. During my youth, my parents were very adventurous. We spent a great deal of my upbringing outside of my actual home and touring the west coast line. All over Northern California as you go up the coastline, there are rich, lush green forests that run up along sandy beaches on the edge of California all the way through to Canada. I spent much of my upbringing camping with my family, hiking, backpacking all throughout Northern California with my mother and father documenting our vacations through camcorder footage and snapping pictures with vintage Polaroid cameras, and moving up into the different types of ways to capture pictures all the way throughout their life into the digital camera age.

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My parents still love to go on vacations and capture pictures documenting their life travels, but they also passed on this trait to me. Now, I am a photo freak and love the way that cameras have the ability to document moments of my life experiences each day.

Throughout the week, I will sometimes try to snap a picture in a specific environment that I think is a pivotal part of my day. I have come to notice that there is often a single pivotal moment every day that changes who you are as a person more than the other moments. When I realize I am at that moment of my day, I will try to snap a picture that can help me distinguish the important moments of my day. Whenever I have time at the end of the day, the following day, days, or weeks after, I will look through the picture or pictures I took that day and reflect on the experiences that I had.the silk road Continue reading About Brad