Can you help me to make a link between Hypnopaedia, Brainwashing and today? Can you help me to make a link between Hypnopaedia, Brainwashing and today?  

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danylyshen | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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Hypnopaedia and brainwashing occurs today in the guise of advertising and the mass media. When we watch programs on television we are frequently interrupted by commercials which play time after time, airing the same message identically each time. After awhile, despite our conscious objections it seeps into our psyches and we find ourselves whistling or humming the tune from that invidious advertisement. Ever find yourself dozing on the couch with the television quietly whispering to you as you drop in and out of consciousness? Isn't this a form of sleep-teaching? Advertising is perhaps the most obvious way corporations brainwash the mass consuming public, but governments do it as well. If you hear something often enough you begin to accept and even espouse it yourself.

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Hypnopaedia is a fictional technique of teaching introduced in the book Brave New World. Among the various science fantasies used by Huxley, perhaps this is closest to scientific reality.

Hypnopaedia works by repeating some simple sentences to people again and again when they are sleeping. When this is done often enough the people subjected to such treatment not only learn and remember what is spoken, but unconsciously also start believing in it.

Hypnopaedia is presented by Huxley as an advanced technique of Brainwashing, which is changing the beliefs held by people and making them accept as true, what they earlier believed to be true by making them listen to propaganda talk repeatedly.

Hypnopaedia is not a fictional technique. it has been used any times through  out history.

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Hypnopaedia is a fictional technique of teaching introduced in the book Brave New World. Among the various science fantasies used by Huxley, perhaps this is closest to scientific reality.

Hypnopaedia works by repeating some simple sentences to people again and again when they are sleeping. When this is done often enough the people subjected to such treatment not only learn and remember what is spoken, but unconsciously also start believing in it.

Hypnopaedia is presented by Huxley as an advanced technique of Brainwashing, which is changing the beliefs held by people and making them accept as true, what they earlier believed to be true by making them listen to propaganda talk repeatedly.

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