Are visual subliminal messages real or fake?

Is it possible to influence a human mind through visual images in architecture?

Short answer: humans are not programmable as such. Subliminal messages are also not comprehensive.

Long answer:

You have already used two suspicious terms in your premise: hypnosis and subliminal messages. Hypnotism is a real thing, don't get me wrong, but there are some important caveats:

  1. To be hypnotized, you need to be hypnotized. That is, you cannot hypnotize an unwilling participant.
  2. Someone who is hypnotized is more prone to proposals but no one can be compelled to do something that they categorically would not do. For this reason, hypnosis is most commonly used for two purposes:
    1. Sideshow entertainment with low stakes.
    2. Medical treatment (either substandard anesthesia or mental rehabilitation). Both are hypothetical for the patient's benefit, and while high stakes are involved, the patient is usually ready. In terms of mental rehabilitation, hypnosis can be useful in reducing phobias, anxieties, and addictions. Conversely, hypnosis could be on the malicious side increase : Phobias, fears and addictions (but you would still have to convince the person to willingly entering a hypnotic state). Hypnosis can also implant false memories (still needs a willing participant).
  3. In order to hypnotize someone, you need to put them in a hypnotic state. This requires considerable efforts on the part of the participant and cannot be carried out passively without his or her active cooperation.

That brings us to subliminal messages. Subliminal messaging is useful for connecting associations together. It is most often seen as part of propaganda campaigns. If you can associate your opponent with "crook" and yourself with "great", people are more likely to vote for you. But if you just come out and say your opponent is a crook and you are great, everyone will just say, "Well, Naturally would he say that. He's just a braggart trying to win votes. "With subliminal messages, the idea seems to arise in the mind of the goal , so it will not be examined as critical.

This makes subliminal messaging useful in very specific circumstances. Remember: you can only create associations, even though you can sometimes use to predict behavior (e.g. voting pattern), there is always something beyond your control that can change the outcome. For example, subliminal messages tend to be very fragile. As soon as someone has the thought, "Why do I think he's a crook?" You are walking a path that is not just about association breaks , but also claims the opposite (provided that the political opponent is really not a crook according to investigations).

Creating a complex subliminal program ... it just won't happen. First of all, you would have to exactly have the right person, otherwise they'll just reject your program right away. People have the whole time Thoughts in your head that make you say, "Woah! Where did this come from? Better just forget I ever thought that."

So it's not just about everything about the brain one Person to know but also to the brain the right one Person.

Suppose you have the right person. They got (somehow) a full scan of their brain and (somehow) they know exactly what all of their neural connections mean. Now you have to build a building. It takes months. Or, in the case of The Shining, decades? Centuries? It was an old house. That person you have a scan of their brain? That person no longer exists. The brain is always changing (that's basically what memory and learning are), and when we're talking about such a delicate, error-prone system as subliminal programming, you need a brain scan, at the time of the program start is current.

Okay, (kind of) you have a brain scan when your program starts. Well. Now you need to make sure your program precisely activated becomes . If Jack gets a flat tire and is an hour later than expected, it's all for nothing because the program isn't running properly. If at the wrong moment he gets dust in his eyes and is looking in a direction you did not expect and missing a piece of architecture that you expected of him, the program is ruined. If his family acts in unexpected ways, his program is ruined so you better get scans and programs for them too. And hope that all of their programs do not interfere with each other.

At this point I want to forward you to the Cthaeh, a villain in The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. It can see into all possible futures and chooses its own actions to bring about the worst possible future. In essence, this is what you need to do. Forget about neural connections and psychology; You need a way to look to the future. You can then cycle through your architectural design until you get a desired future.