Hypnosis decouples cognitive control from conflict monitoring processes of the frontal lobe

@article{Egner2005HypnosisDC,
  title={Hypnosis decouples cognitive control from conflict monitoring processes of the frontal lobe},
  author={Tobias Egner and Graham Jamieson and John H. Gruzelier},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2005},
  volume={27},
  pages={969-978}
}
Hypnosis can profoundly alter sensory awareness and cognitive processing. While the cognitive and behavioral phenomena associated with hypnosis have long been thought to relate to attentional processes, the neural mechanisms underlying susceptibility to hypnotic induction and the hypnotic condition are poorly understood. Here, we tested the proposal that highly hypnotizable individuals are particularly adept at focusing attention at baseline, but that their attentional control is compromised… 
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