Talk:960: Subliminal

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Actually, I'm starting to see the tank in the logo after seeing this comic. It's a kinda squat tank, but it looks sorta right. Davidy²²[talk] 08:29, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Whoever designed the FedEx logo should look up the word, "subliminal." For something to be subliminal, by definition, we shouldn't be able to see it. By his definition, 9/11 was a subliminal message. 00:44, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Actually, subliminal just means it's lower than the absolute threshold of 50% perception, meaning that anywhere from 0% to 49% of people can detect something and have it still be 'subliminal". Maybe you should go re-check your definition? :-) -- 08:59, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
I love everything about this comment. The unfounded belief that the logo's designer specifically believed it to be "subliminal," the mistaken idea of what "subliminal" means, the crazy out-of-nowhere reference to 9/11. It's a masterpiece. 13:08, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
The article you reference about Absolute Threshold has no mention, as far as I can see, regarding the word "subliminal". Likewise, the definition of subliminal according to wiktionary is, "(of a stimulus) Below the threshold of conscious perception, especially if still able to produce a response." (Threshold being defined as, "The magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested"). By these definitions, absolute threshold does not apply so the original poster's definition of subliminal can be considered correct. If a person were to notice the stimulus, then it would be above the threshold for conscious perception and hence not subliminal. Unless you know something multiple dictionaries don't, you might need to "re-check your definition". The points relating to unfounded belief and the 9/11 reference in the above reply still stand though... -- 03:57, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
If the stimulus is below the threshold of perception for more than half the population, ie 51%, it would be by definition subliminal. The definition would apply to the subject for the majority of people.
Just because something seems obvious once you have seen it doesn't mean everybody else sees it too. 18:31, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
It has to fall below the threshold of perception and still produce a response. You have not demonstrated that the second part of the definition applies to this situation. 12:50, 8 June 2023 (UTC)

Am I the only one that thinks the arrow is going the wrong way for English readers? If you are reading it in Arabic of course, it is REALLY going the wrong way. I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 23:16, 22 January 2015 (UTC)