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The Brain Syndrome

 

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Impairment | Confusion | Delirium and unconsciousness | So what?

 

When the brain is impaired, then it suffers a gradual breakdown which is first exhibited through behavior.

Impairment

The brain gets energy from carbohydrates only, not fat and proteins as other organs use. Thus the brain is affected significantly by blood sugar levels. This can be affected by decreasing intake of sugar and carbohydrate or by depleting that which is there, including physical and mental exercise that leads to exhaustion.

Confusion

Initial signs of the Brain Syndrome are that the person becomes restless, emotional, agitated and talkative. They misunderstand things and their judgment is impaired as they find small events significant whilst missing other important information.

In this confused state, they will also accept arguments that they would normally refute and make statements that they would not normally make.

Delirium and unconsciousness

Gradually, if the cause of  the person will be come more delirious and eventually the person will fall into an unconscious state. If there is no physical damage, then sufficient rest and proper food will lead to the person fully recovering.

So what?

It is the early state of confusion that many methods such as brainwashing and interrogation seek to create, either to extract confessions or to change thinking. It also explains why methods of dietary control, questioning and physical exhaustion are used.

See also

Conversion techniques

 

Hinkle, J.E. (1961) The  physiological state of the interrogation subject as it affects brain function. In Biderman, O. and Zimmmer, H. Manipulation of human behavior, NY:Wiley

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