Recent research from both neuro- and social science has revealed that behaviour – from simple actions (i.e. reaching for a glass of water) to long-term goal pursuit (preparing for an exam) – is most effective if people can visualise both the behaviours and the consequences they want to bring about.
This event provided experiences that participants could explore.
In the Hypnosis booth, participants experienced their body being controlled by imagined events suggested by an outside voice (if they were willing to play along).
Chevreul’s Pendulum, the Ouija Board and the Automatograph revealed that even the simplest imaginations of movement immediately affect behaviour.
Participants were also given the opportunity to feel the positive and motivating impact mental imagery can have and learnt how they could use it to pursue any personal goals, for example getting more out of study, or getting fitter.
These hands-on experiences were accompanied by talks, posters and movie clips to show how such imagery could also be utilised.