The Institute For Media Education produced a report entitled The Psychopharmacology of Pictorial Pornography Restructuring Brain, Mind & Memory & Subverting Freedom of Speech, and was authored by Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D. © January 2000-2003.

Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D

These are some excerpts from here report people should find alarming;

PORNOGRAPHIC IMAGERY OVERWHELMS SPEECH

It is largely accepted by neurologists that the brain can only process few of the millions of messages it receives each moment. “The law of strength” means that the most
intense arousal will be ‘paper-clipped’ to its stimuli and emotion and then filed away in our brain’s memory database.

Goleman, Consciousness, at 12

Adolph Hitler aimed his messages to the right brain; “propaganda must be addressed to the emotions and not to the intelligence … vicious and gruesome, with lurid photographs… sexual and physical…the masses need…a thrill of horror.”

Anthony Rhodes, Propaganda: The Art of Persuasion: World War II, The Wellfleet Press, 1987, at 12-15.

If, as the brain research documents, emotionally threatening/stimulating media bypass the neocortex and rational thought,65 then strong, right hemisphere pictures will psychopharmacologically overwhelm weaker left hemisphere speech information.

Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence, Bantam Books, New York, 1997, f 5 at.17.

How are the child sex signals unconsciously imbedded in brain, mind, emotion, memory impacting their consumers.

Neurologist Richard Restak stresses the conflicting, even warring roles of the left and right hemispheres in learning in his book, The Brain Has a Mind of Its Own: [U]nder conditions of extreme duress the limbic system is capable of overwhelming the cerebral cortex?where interpretation, judgment, and restraint are formulated.

Amen, Ibid., at 52.

ORGANICALLY QUANTIFIABLE PORNOGRAPHIC “ADDICTION”

It takes 3/10ths of a second for a pornographic picture or symbol to flood the organ known as the “brain” with sensory experiences that trigger a network of memories that have been misdiagnosed as “sexual” or as “lust” or even, as in Pygmalion, “love”.

These pornographic stimuli will commonly, if unconsciously, replay prior pornographic and associated sexual or sadosexual experiences.

Dr. Patrick Carnes, writing in Out of the Shadows, explained sex addiction as “a pathological relationship with a mood-altering experience.”71 By definition, all pornography viewing is sexual conduct, behavior that engenders a “mood-altering experience.”

Pornography is not like a drug, it is an endogenously processed poly drug providing intense, although misleading, sensory rewards.

Lust, that is sexual arousal, toward a real or media image, when experienced in the body (in street terms, ?brain candy?) as a drug high, poses significant danger, especially for those with an already delicate psyche. For, such chemical flooding of the brain would too often override ones cognitive thought and interfere with rational decisions to protect themselves and others.

The 2,600% Increase in Images of Children versus a 650% increase in crime and violence in sex magazines from 1954 to 1984 strongly suggests that sexualizing children is systemic to pornography and that habituation, desensitization and conditioning, leads inevitably to more violent and exploitive sadosexual scenarios and copy-cat criminal conduct.

I therefore asked, how does pornographic communication effect the brain’s three main communication functions:

to be 1) alert, awake, aware of reality; 2) to collect and store environmental information; and 3) to monitor and correct our conduct for health and well-being?

The evidence presented here finds that pictorial pornography?traditionally, graphic depictions of sex or nudity, pandered for prurient appeal, rather than for serious literary, artistic, or scientific purposes–generates noxious effects across all three performance measures.

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