The episode, 'Invasion of the Brian Creatures' of the TV animation, 'Super-Friends', first went on air in 1978. In the episode, viewers saw brain creatures from the planet Mars using their mental power to create a lightning storm. The creatures' mission was to destroy the surface of the Earth, in effect, triggering the start of Doomsday as stated in the Bible. As the Super-Friends came to the Earth rescue, the Martian brain creatures tried to take over their minds and kept them under their control.
Wonder Woman, using her incredible mental power, struggled to free herself from the brain creature hold, eventually overpowering the mental control of the brain creature and regaining total control of her mind. In order to stop the brain creatures from invading Earth, viewers were told the Super-Friends would have to use all of the energy from the northern hemisphere and South Pole in order to create a super charge flow of electricity to the center of the Earth. The flow of electricity would increase the Earth's magnetic field, trapping all of the brain creatures' mental energy. The total energy used to defeat the Martians was said to be a trillion kilowatt, comprised of almost 100 nations in the world.
John E. Gibson informed in 1977, "Your unconscious mind plays an important role in everyday life." Sociologist Otakar Machotka's findings was reported in his monograph, 'The Unconscious in Social Relations'. In it, as John Gibson learnt, Otakar Machotka found that many people developed an amazing use of unconscious perceptions to assess another's sincerity, intentions and so on, and that the most frequent clues that people unconsciously noted were the slight movements of the eyes and facial muscles, involuntary gestures, short hesitations and inflections of the voice.
As reported, "Since the evaluation of these clues usually is done unconsciously, we become conscious only of the result of the judgment." Otakar Machotka also stressed the importance of unconscious impressions to social life was difficult to overestimate because many of people's relationships with other people were based largely on his or her "unconscious reactions to them."
Examples provided were "avoidance of certain people, development of friendliness, hesitation in accepting help or cooperation from someone, acceptance of the convictions and attitudes of other people, for example, how much unconscious perceptions help in dealing with others and in coping with various situations depends on the extent to which we heed the promptings that result from these perceptions.
"They can play a central role in supplying us with a continuous flow of information regarding how others feel about us, how they respond to us, the effect of the interplay of moods and attitudes, etc. All this plays a considerable part in providing smooth contacts with people and in working out a compromise between their interests and our own wishes or values."
John Gibson continued, "Sensitivity to the feelings and impressions arising from unconscious faculties tends to go hand in hand with creativity. Studies conducted at the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research cite findings showing that people widely differ in the case with which they can relax mentally to heed the flow of impulses and imagery arising from unconscious layers of the personality. The research suggests that the more creative a person is the more adept he is in 'shifting mental gears,' enabling him to tune in on unconscious as well as conscious levels."
It was understood the person's unconscious was likely to reveal more about that person than anything that person say. The University of Utah professor of psychology Ernst. G. Beler believed simple, everyday behavior when one met others in social situations "is full of unconscious choices that stem from unconscious motivations. We commit revealing 'errors' and 'slips' for valid reasons that our conscious minds refuse to accept."
As reported, the slips frequently revealed more about how the person actually felt than anything the person may say. John Gibson continued, "Your unconscious can be your best friend – or a source of aggravation and embarrassment. People often 'give' a problem to their unconscious mind before going to bed – to 'sleep on it' - and wake up in the morning with the answer."
Dr. Paul Thomas Young, professor of psychology emeritus at the University of Illinois, made the point studies showing that "forgetting appointments, losing objects, slips of the tongue, breaking things (including our bones) seemingly by accident, awkward movements and other phenomena of everyday life are motivated by determinants of which the subject is not consciously awake."
Desmond and Carol Cartwright did a study on 'Psychological Adjustment' discovered that "a large number of non-understandable phenomena may be attributed to the working out of unconscious conflict: the good student who fails exams, the probationer who breaks down in the last week of an unblemished two-year period of probation, the person who always is going to get married, but never gets as far as the altar, for instance."
Further more, "Your unconscious even can cause you to lose money in the stock market." A University of North Carolina study highlighted reports of stock-market experts indicating that "fluctuations of the stock market and the unpredictable activities of those who invest in it are frequently based on psychological rather than on economic reasons." A case history was reported of a businessman's consistent unconscious urge to lose money in the stock market. John Gibson continued, "Analysis revealed a strong unconscious drive to appease guilt feelings brought on by hostility felt toward his father."
Marshall McLuhan maintained, "I don't explain – I explore (or probes). There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening. I find most pop culture monstrous and sickening. I study it for my own survival. The medium is the message. The world is a global village. Cool is involving, hot is not."
Walter Ong credited Marshall McLuhan for "his genius for spotting correlations between the most discontinuous phenomena." A colleague of Marshall McLuhan described him as "one of the most linear men I've ever met." It was understood Marshall McLuhan had been "left-handed in childhood but was subsequently compelled to use his right hand." 'The New York Times' reported in 1985, "In a 1974 film clip, McLuhan says that Homer sprang from the oral tradition and that Plato, literacy and ritualized education wiped him out. Now (in the 20th century), he says, we once again live in an acoustic age. Phonetic literacy weakens, and rock becomes a form of education."