Laser-evoked potentials to noxious stimulation during hypnotic analgesia and distraction of attention suggest different brain mechanisms of pain control.

@article{Friederich2001LaserevokedPT,
  title={Laser-evoked potentials to noxious stimulation during hypnotic analgesia and distraction of attention suggest different brain mechanisms of pain control.},
  author={Marc Tell Friederich and Ralf H. Trippe and Muharrem {\"O}zcan and Torsten Weiss and Holger Hecht and Wolfgang H. R. Miltner},
  journal={Psychophysiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          768-76
        }
}
Psychological accounts of hypnosis have hypothesized that hypnosis and attention might share similar mechanisms and that hypnosis simply represents an extensive state of reduced attention. This assumption implies that reports of pain and electrocortical brain responses to painful stimulation should be similarly reduced when subjects are exposed to suggestions of hypnotic analgesia (HA) or requested to distract their attention from painful stimuli (distraction of attention: DA) as compared to a… CONTINUE READING
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