Ideomotor Pendules, Dont believe them

Ideomotor Pendulies

Do you really believe in Ideomotor Pendules?  Well, I dont.

The reason is evident from the above comic…lol.

What is ideomotor effect?

The ideomotor effect is a psychological phenomenon wherein a subject makes motions unconsciously. As in reflexive responses to pain, the body sometimes reacts reflexively to ideas alone without the person consciously deciding to take action. For instance, tears are produced by the body unconsciously in reaction to the emotion of sadness.

Stage hypnotists exploit the ideomotor effect for entertainment value, convincing volunteers to perform some action without consciously deciding to do so. The volunteers usually have no memory of their performance, much like sleepwalkers. More subtle unconscious physical reactions are often used by magicians and illusionists to perform “mind-reading” tricks.

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