We all know that Superman's powers include super-hypnosis... but it turns out he's highly susceptible to hypnosis himself. All you have to do is dangle a watch in the big guy's face and he becomes yours to command. At least, judging from this Lois and Clark episode.
What if you discovered the frequencies that allowed you to reprogram other people's brains? It leads to a lot of fun parties, and some very dark consequences, in the new Swedish film LFO (Low Frequency Oscillations.)
There's thirty-four years of Jedi mind tricks telling us that the highly suggestible are, well, weak-minded. But now new research suggests the easily hypnotized actually have some unusual mental powers. Specifically, they can hallucinate any color they want — whenever they want.
Hypnosis, and the many things it can do, has been studied for a long time. Many scientists have assumed that people can be hypnotized, but have struggled to figure out who is hypnotized, who is pretending, and who just wants to believe. It looks like now they've managed to distinguish between the three.
Animals are faster than us, stronger than us, and now dogs, at least, are gaining the ability to understand speech. Want to keep the human race from being eaten alive? Reassert your dominance with hypnosis.