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1 CN BC: Turn On, Tune Out, Drop InThu, 21 Jul 2005
Source:Republic, The (CN BC) Author:Hawkins, Guy Area:British Columbia Lines:140 Added:07/25/2005

It's Become Harder To Slip The Reins Of Our Conditioned Minds, And More Expensive Too

In order for us to think differently and create a new culture devoid of commercialism, we need to escape our conditioned minds. Moshe Feldenkris, in his book The Potent Self, describes the process as "slipping the reins of our conditioned minds."

Feldenkris discusses experiments with pigeons which had been conditioned to peck a disk to receive a food reward. If the pigeons are given drugs or alcohol the conditioning is lost--the pigeons no longer remember to peck the disk to receive food. When the effects of the drugs or alcohol wear off, the conditioning reappears--the pigeons again peck the disk to receive food.

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