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John Ortberg Considers the Ongoing Battle with Racism

Psychologists have found an intriguing way to study what it is that we really like and dislike. It's called "affective priming." They print a word over a bouncing dot on a computer screen. If people's response is positive, they push any key with their left hand; if negative—any key with their right.

Too discover our deeper responses, researchers will use subliminal stimulation. They'll print a negative word (like "fear" or "storm") subliminally, below your level of awareness. Your intuitive system is so ...

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