the first 2 seconds …

.. BLINK – ; ) … you are already beyond those when you are reading here … eventually lead by some intuitional attraction …
So a similar unconcious appeal might have got me interested to read a review this weekend on blink a book (listen to a IT conversation with the autor M.Gladwell) which basically seems to be compiled of a series of anecdotes but nevertheless deals with the interesting issue of unnoticed predefintions during the initializing perceptional moment: blink – the first 2 seconds. Especially the mentioned IAT (Implicit Association Test) test which transports its intention via a quote from Dostojewsky on its description site …

“Every man has reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone but only his friends. He has other matters in his mind which he would not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But there are other things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.”

… seemingly directs attention towards a point no one can exclude for oneself – as having subconcious preconditioned settings -, eventhough depending on the congruent cultural and social context. Though for the moment proceeding through it for myself I could only get a ‘inconclusive’ as a result and wonder if it is due to the different context as being located elsewhere … I will return to it ..

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