“On Hypnotism” (1860) De L'Hypnotisme

  title={“On Hypnotism” (1860) De L'Hypnotisme},
  author={D. S. Robertson},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis},
  pages={133 - 161}
  • D. Robertson
  • Published 26 February 2009
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Abstract James Braid's last essay on hypnotism, the culmination of his work, summarized in a French translation for the Academy of Sciences, is published in English with comments. According to Braid, hypnotism is a psychological (“subjective”) approach, fundamentally opposed to the paranormal claims and magnetic (“objective”) theories of mesmerism. Hypnotism operates primarily by means of dominant ideas that the attention of the subject is fixated upon. The reversibility of hypnotic amnesia is… 
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