Discovery Channel Explores Mind Control in ‘Deception with Keith Barry’

May 31, 2011 | by gweiswasser

Controlling minds, implanting thoughts, predicting behavior and hacking into the subconscious may sound like science fiction (remember Inception?)… but that’s not the case for world-renowned mentalist Keith Barry, who takes viewers into the human mind in Discovery Channel‘s Deception with Keith Barry. In scenarios ranging from dealing with criminals to dating, Barry will take skills from the Vegas stage and apply them to the real world.

A sneak peek of the four-part series will air tonight at 10pm ET/PT, and the series will regularly air on Wednesday nights at 10pm ET/PT beginning tomorrow, June 1. In tonight’s episode, Barry turns his attention to the world of spies. The CIA spent millions studying mind control during the cold war. In a series of experiments, Keith attempts mass hypnosis, programs ordinary people to be spies and creates a sleeper agent.


  • untarget me

    SYNTHETIC TELAPATHY IS NOT A TOY IT DESTROYS PEOPLE THE HOLLYWOOD RICH PEOPLE BEEN USING FOR FUN  FOR 10 YEARS NOW TARGETING THIER FANS WITH THE CRAP AGAINST THEIR WILL AND BLOW PEOPLE OFF AS CRAZY THATS NOT TRUE   ITS NOT HOW GOD MADE THE HUMAN MIND TO BE ITS BAD ANYWAY IT HAS A FLAW EAR PLUGS BLOCK OUT THE CRAP THATS MEANT TO DRIVE YOU INSANE SO YOU CANT CONTROL MINDS IF THE TARGET CANT HEAR IT people want to be untargeted already

  • untarget me

    that mind control is way out dated do a google search on synthtic telapathy everyone knows how it is done but no one wants to tell people how it is undone

  • David V

    This show is amazing!  Everyone in my office loves it!  We hope there is a second season for Keith Barry.

  • Uriel2

    Not everyone “knows how it is done.”  As for the tirade about Hollywood basically taking over people’s minds using ‘synthetic telepathy,’ one must remember that knowledge is power.  If you KNOW the techniques being used against you, you’re better armored to resist them.  Personally, I found this show to be quite educational and fascinating, with just enough secrets withheld to maintain an air of mystery.  Now that I’ve been studying so-called ‘mentalism’ a bit (spurred in large part by this show), I hope the episodes will be released on DVD so I can watch some of the techniques at work again.

  • xnab

    awsome i wanna be also a mentalsim

  • Revolutioninventions

    Your program is amazing but how could I learn more about hypnosis?