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Mind Control

Do some people have the power to control our minds?

Is it possible to hypnotise people? Can someone’s mind be controlled through subliminal messaging techniques? Do some people really have supernatural powers? British mentalist and illusionist Derren Brown has performed some amazing stunts on TV.

One of Brown’s TV specials was called The Heist. As part of this, he invited a group of business people to a seminar to learn some of his techniques. However, throughout the programme, he used mind control tricks to condition them into believing that they should rob a security guard. He also used the power of suggestion to convince them that it was possible. Eventually, on the day of the robbery, Brown put them in the right state of mind to commit the robbery, and three of the four participants actually robbed the security guard (who was an actor). Luckily, they weren’t sent to prison as it was all part of an experiment.

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The latest issue of Hot English (201) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 14 jokes to improve your listening skills and teach you lots of useful words. Plus, 8 useful words and expressions for talking about the bathroom, 10 useful words for driving in the road, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Functional language – making conversation • Grammar – must / should • Work – poor excuses. • Business – supermarkets. • Architecture – famous castles. • Culture – how British are you? • Cinema – True Grit. • History – Native Americans. • Psychology – mind control. • Sport – sponsorship. • Cuisine – easy curry. • Cars – the Mini. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!