Hypnosis and Imaging of the Living Human Brain

@article{Landry2015HypnosisAI,
  title={Hypnosis and Imaging of the Living Human Brain},
  author={Mathieu Landry and Amir Raz},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis},
  year={2015},
  volume={57},
  pages={285 - 313}
}
  • Mathieu Landry, A. Raz
  • Published 13 January 2015
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Over more than two decades, studies using imaging techniques of the living human brain have begun to explore the neural correlates of hypnosis. The collective findings provide a gripping, albeit preliminary, account of the underlying neurobiological mechanisms involved in hypnotic phenomena. While substantial advances lend support to different hypotheses pertaining to hypnotic modulation of attention, control, and monitoring processes, the complex interactions among the many mediating variables… 
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