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Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 09:15:01 -0500
Archived: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 10:41:54 -0400
Subject: Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of

>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:55:26 +0100
>Subject: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of Adrenaline

>I was doing some on-line research to try and account for some of
>the effects of Adrenaline which might have relevance to ufo
>reports, and came across the following:



>"Dr. Alexis Artwohl, the author of Deadly Force Encounters
>listed the following statistics for Police Officers who were
>involved in situations where deadly force was used:

>84% experienced diminished sound (auditory exclusion)

>79% experienced tunnel vision (peripheral narrowing)

>74% experienced =84automatic pilot=89 with little or no conscious

>71% experienced visual clarity

>62% experienced slow motion time

>52% experienced memory loss for part of the event

>46% experienced memory loss for some of their own behavior

>39% experienced dissociation; sense of detachment or unreality

>26% experienced intrusive distracting thoughts

>21% experienced saw, heard, or experienced memory distortion

>17% experienced fast motion time

>07% experienced temporary paralysis

>Do you think this sort of information has a place in a civilian
>self-defense class? If you answer =84no=89, I am sorry, but I must
>disagree with you.

>Granted, these are trained police officers, and as such, they
>are going to react differently from most people. After all, they
>run toward the sound of gunfire, where most rational humans
>would run away."

>I have my doubts that all of the symptoms were directly related
>to Adrenaline. Bearing in mind that Dr. Artwohl obtained her
>information from police officers who had been involved in
>incidents which involved deadly force, I suspect that the
>diminished hearing might be due to the sound of a gun being
>fired nearby, and the tunnel vision possibly caused by muzzle
>flash in relative darkness. at:


>I found a claim that "sharpened hearing" is a feature of
>increased Adrenaline flow.

>Many of the other features have a lot in common with what Jenny
>Randles dubbed "The Oz factor" in relation to UFO or other
>paranormal reports. I think there is a strong argument to be
>made that these features are simply caused by fear or excitement
>generating a surge in Adrenaline.

>I have little doubt that these perfectly natural and involuntary
>responses influence many witnesses' accounts of what they saw in
>UFO reports.

I can hardly wait till you expand this barstool-level insight
into an actual article or paper, wherein you attempt, yet again,
to equate apples with elephants. Please promise that you will do
so, and please let us know when you do that and where we can
read it. I anticipate wonderful fun.

Still, if I were you - this thought occurs to me just about
every time you post your current attack of wisdom here - I'd
save this sort of thing for the rubes, in other words an
audience that knows nothing about UFOs and anomalies except that
they don't exist, that those who think otherwise are slack-jawed
yokels, and that, consequently, any explanation/wild guess/
crazed notion pulled out of any available orifice will suffice.

Meantime, I think the rest of us will have no problem - just to
start with - detecting the problems with equating the
observation of an unusual object or phenomenon with the
experience of protecting one's life with deadly force. For but
one example... oh, I'll save that for your inevitable huffing,
puffing rejoinder, in which words like "believer" and
"credulous" and "aliens" will again try to do the work, not
well, of a rational argument.

Reading you at moments like these (and there don't seem to be
any other moments, alas), I always wonder why my (and all
Listfolk) intelligence is being insulted again. Then I find
myself wondering, doesn't Joe McG realize he's insulting his
_own_ intelligence? Sadly, that's probably just a rhetorical

Jerry Clark

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