Training the brain to understand silent subliminal

So lets say I have affirmations in mono, I copy this and create a new track, I pan the earlier original audible one to the left side and reduce it’s volume to -20dB, and I apply the silent subliminal script on new copy and I pan this to the right side. And I export this as stereo wave file.

Do you think with repeated listening to the above track, the brain might be trained to understand the corresponding silent subliminal message. So that if I just play the silent subliminal, it might recall to the mind affirmation associated with it.

Priming will make one more likely to misinterpret noise as including the primed phrase, (or related words).

Silent subliminals, (clue in the title), contain no information that can be perceived by humans.

Silent subliminals occupy the treble range of human hearing, although people lose sensitivity to treble as they age, when the cochlear vibrate due to such waves, other hair cells might send signals to the auditory cortex. Are electrical signals from the cochlear the only information auditory cortex receives?

Training only goes so far… You can’t train an older person like me to hear 20kHz. You can’t train the average person to have perfect pitch. You can’t train yourself to hear somebody talking 10 miles away, etc. (Sound waves travel 10 miles… They just get weaker the farther you go, until they are too quiet to hear or are drowned-out by noise.)

And if you can train yourself to hear it it’s not subliminal for you, although it might still be subliminal for me.

I think I posted notes in a sister part of the forum. Make a perfect, clear message in mono and make a separate subliminal copy of it. Oddly, you are going to have the same problems the audiobook people do. No, you can’t have dogs barking or room echoes or cars driving by. The message has to be perfect and clear.

I know people are in love with extended affirmations with paragraphs and chapters, etc, but successful messages are short. Really short. You should have no trouble repeating one after hearing it several times at perfect, spoken-word volume.

Listen to it several times at regular volume right before bed. Then launch the subliminal version for all night listening, or, I guess, “perceiving” would be better. Do you have headphones you can sleep on?

Obviously, bookkeeping is paramount. Make super sure the all night message is the same as the clear speech one.

Now, the obsessive engineer is going to rain on you. Which subliminal process did you pick? The last one I know about has a decoder that can reverse the ultra-sonic, single-sideband message back to spoken words as a proof your message is actually encoded.

I haven’t done this yet, but I’m going to capture the headphone traffic and decode that to make sure your head is actually getting the encoded message.

If you can’t do these simple tests, then you’re working right on the edge of magic.


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This is a good time to break the YouTube Right Before Bed habit. There can be little or no separation between the two versions of the message.

If you’re of the “getting up in the middle of the night to pee” crowd, you can probably kill the message repetition then.


I know I’m always worrying about the wrong things, but have you thought about how you’re going to get the message to repeat? I think Audacity has a looping provision or tool, but making it do that and the ultrasonic presentation at the same time might be an adventure.

Also, this is not a good place for that one computer that likes to crash all the time.


I have earphones which don’t press against my ears, I sleep wearing them, sometimes in sleep they fall off, but if I wake up, I wear them again. I have a digital walkman, I’m hoping to make the silent subliminal on PC and copy it to the walkman and then play through it on loop all night.

Model number? Does it have a volume indicator? Again, I’m not a fan of magic. The messages generated by the Lowery method have nearly the same volume as the original spoken word message.

The right-hand highlighted part of the show is Lowery Encrypted. The left-hand side is clear speech. That was “alpha” version of the software, but it does work. There is a new version of the software that doesn’t have that slight volume dip (it’s roughly 6dB if you’re counting. Barely noticable)

I’m reminded that the technique of playing the original message once or twice as clear voice has two desirable qualities. It pre-conditions you for later playback (see: “Training the Brain”) and it sets up the headphone volume to avoid hearing damage.

How long is the message? If you have chapter breaks and paragraph indents, it’s too long. This isn’t a lecture hall. It’s a transmission medium many people think doesn’t even exist.

I’m looking for the revised software (if you decide to go this route. We never found which technique you decided to use).

Which technique are you using?


Found it. The highlighted portion is Lowery Encrypted and volume adjusted using more advanced software.

Oddly, I’m a fan of doing it the older way because the decoded sound quality is slightly better (to my ears).
And yes, were are quibbling about sound quality in a message nobody can hear.

Can you say “Twilight Zone.”


You can if it’s loud enough. That kind of stuff makes my hair stand on end—even more, and gives me a flushed face, and sometimes makes my teeth hurt. But no, I can’t “hear” it, either.


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Since there’s no condition that a good engineer can’t make a lot worse, how are you preparing the original message? We publish the Audiobook-Mastering-Macro which includes a rumble filter (low-pitch rumble typically plagues home microphones. It’s expensive to get rid of and most people can’t hear it anyway—but it can seriously throw off sound processing.) and automatic volume setting to ACX audiobook standards. That might be handy if you’re really falling apart and need multiple matching affirmations.



Rather than hearing 20kHz, you could be hearing sub-harmonics created by overload (loud) distortion, which have a lower frequency than the fundamental.
The first sub-harmonic would be 10kHz. the second 6.666kHz,

I’m using the script you posted in the other thread.

What advanced software are you using?

Yes, I’m very interested. I thought Initially I would use only one affirmation, depending on if it is effective or not, I’m might add more than one affirmation. BTW I’m recording my own affirmations using earphones’ mic, and I can’t hear any disturbance or hear a faint disturbance like wind noise in my recordings, will it really throw off sound processing?

If the sub-harmonic is in audible range, wouldn’t it be heard in some way? Koz clearly said even though they can’t hear it, they can feel viscerally in the form of hair standing on their ends.

Yes. The middle step in Mastering is RMS (Loudness). It measures all the energy in the performance and forces the overall volume to come out in the middle of the audiobook allowable range. Home microphone rumble, thunder, and earthquake sounds in general can’t be heard, but they take part in the calculation forcing the performance to a lower audible volume than is desirable. Particularly important in this application.

I can hear my electronics instructors screaming, “there are no sub-harmonics.” There’s no such thing as getting low pitch tones by causing damage to an electrical signal. As an extreme thought experiment, you can’t get battery voltage (0 Hz) with wave distortion.

You can certainly get higher and higher regular harmonics. Taxi and 2-way radios get that distinctive sound by causing clipping distortion to a regular voice. The clipping distortion causes harmonics up through the 3KHz range to which the ear is very sensitive.

Also known as “Baby Screaming on a Jet.” Any trouble hearing that?

There is an effect called Distortion > Leveller. It’s a hold-over from the older Audacity versions. It was originally intended as a poor-man’s automatic volume control, but we quickly found that if we applied it to a voice stiffly three times, it was a perfect Taxi Radio Distortion effect. Real volume controls were designed and they were going to take it out and we said why not just repurpose it.


This is the forum address for Audiobook_Mastering-Macro.txt.

All this stuff is minutes old, so post back if you have troubles.


I think I missed a step. You asked aboit the more formal, advanced encoder. I may be on the wrong computer for that. Searching.

The more advanced version is one software package that will both encrypt and decrypt in one tool. It does produce a cleaner and more technically correct single-sideband subliminal. But there’s something about the sound quality…


I remember now. Steve TF posted the advanced software on his own web page.


There is currently limited scientific evidence to support the idea that subliminal affirmations can have a significant impact on changing one’s behavior or thought patterns. While there is some research that suggests that subliminal messaging can have a small effect on attitudes or behavior under specific conditions, the evidence is mixed, and many studies have not found significant effects.

Assuming that the subliminal affirmations do work, it is possible that repeated listening to a stereo track with subliminal affirmations in one channel and audible affirmations in the other channel could help train the brain to associate the subliminal message with the audible affirmation. However, it’s essential to note that the effectiveness of such a technique would depend on several factors, including the quality of the affirmations, the individual’s receptivity to subliminal messages, and the frequency and duration of exposure to the track.

It’s also worth noting that while some people may report positive effects from subliminal affirmations, they are not a substitute for seeking professional help for mental health issues or making significant lifestyle changes to address underlying problems. If you’re considering using subliminal affirmations as part of a self-improvement program, it’s a good idea to talk to a qualified mental health professional and to approach the technique with a healthy dose of skepticism.

I’m not a fan. Stereo imaging is even more magic than regular subliminal. That and can you imagine the fun of creating that perfectly synchronized stereo track in Audacity? Is it synchronized? Are you sure?

Also see: audiobook production. You can’t have dogs barking, etc.

My version of that is multiple listenings in clear speech before snuggling up with the headphones to go to sleep. As mentioned, that also has the advantage of setting the playback volume to avoid hearing damage.

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