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Torture-based mind control: psychological mechanisms and psychotherapeutic approaches to overcoming mind control

WithEllen P. Lacter

The term “executive control” refers to the implementation of mental functions, otherwise known as “executive functions”, that enable goal-directed thought and behaviour, including self-awareness, motivation, volition, initiation, planning, purposive action, and self-regulation, which relies on monitoring, shifting, inhibiting, and self-correcting, functions primarily attributed to the frontal lobes, specifically the prefrontal cortex. Torture-based mind control is practised by individuals and groups who seek to maximally control and exploit others, particularly children. Survivor accounts are the primary source material on torture-based mind control. Critics say this is untrustworthy data. The dissociated fear of torture is greater than the fear of executing the self-endangering behaviour desired by the programmer. Although never have evidence of torture-based mind control directly evolving from military electroshock treatments. Torture-based mind control, by most survivor reports, begins before four years of age, usually by age two, to make the psyche dissociation-prone and to serve as a foundation for later programming.