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Braco is a gaze healer. He must be using eye contact to diffuse
negative energy in social groups. I imagine one could practice this
by practicing resisting instinctive eye movements during eye contact
with at first another person and then groups of people. So this
could be even as simple as
just a series of YouTube videos of
people gazing into the camera and interacting (they could use a
half mirrored camera to record one side of a conversation - to
make it natural, or just have an actor do stuff with the purpose of
eliciting instinctive eye movements that the subject could then
Once you got really good at resisting then you could have more
distance from, so less engagement with, and hopefully more
awareness of the energy running around in social groups via eye
contact. And then learn to diffuse energy around a group rather
than participating in it's escalation by reacting. So, come on fellow
nerds geeks and aspies, can't we turn our powerful computer
technology upon this issue?
[JesusHChrist, Nov 18 2011]
||Wow that guy looks like the Mona Lisa.
||In one of Charles Darwin's books, he relates a story about a friend who suffered from severe stage fright. Once he stood up in front of a crowd to give a speech and his nervousness overwhelmed him and confused him. He thought he was talking, but was actually just standing there. And the crowd was too embarrassed to say anything to him about it, so they just congratulated him afterward and pretended like he had actually been talking. I wonder if Braco isn't trapped in a similar situation -- the audience reaffirms that he has does something good, and he doesn't realize that he's not even saying anything.
||[+] for Paddington bear's hard stare.
||I like the idea that eye movements can be used to
influence others in subtle ways. That makes a lot of
sense. Some of those cops who seem to be mind
readers just have their left brains clued in to the
situation. I bet on some level lots of people
understand what is going on in other people's eyes.
||And dogs! No keener observers of humans than
dogs. Maybe start with dogs. Plus they work cheap.