Hypnotic suggestion reduces conflict in the human brain.

  title={Hypnotic suggestion reduces conflict in the human brain.},
  author={Amir Raz and Jin Fan and Michael I. Posner},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={102 28},
Many studies have suggested that conflict monitoring involves the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). We previously showed that a specific hypnotic suggestion reduces involuntary conflict and alters information processing in highly hypnotizable individuals. Hypothesizing that such conflict reduction would be associated with decreased ACC activation, we combined neuroimaging methods to provide high temporal and spatial resolution and studied highly and less-hypnotizable participants both with and… CONTINUE READING
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