Functional neuroanatomy of hypnotic state

  title={Functional neuroanatomy of hypnotic state},
  author={Pierre Maquet and M. E. Faymonville and Christian Degueldre and Guy Delfiore and M. Lamy},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to describe the distribution of regional cerebral blood flow during the hypnotic state (HS) in humans, using positron-emission tomography (PET) and statistical parametric mapping. METHODS The hypnotic state relied on revivification of pleasant autobiographical memories and was compared to imaging autobiographical material in "normal alertness." A group of 9 subjects under polygraphic monitoring received six H215O infusions and was scanned in the… CONTINUE READING


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