Neuroimaging resolution of the altered state hypothesis

@article{Mazzoni2013NeuroimagingRO,
  title={Neuroimaging resolution of the altered state hypothesis},
  author={Giuliana Mazzoni and Annalena Venneri and William J McGeown and Irving Kirsch},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={2013},
  volume={49},
  pages={400-410}
}
A controversy in the field of hypnosis has centered on the question of whether there is a uniquely hypnotic state of consciousness and, if so, whether it is causally related to responsiveness to suggestion. Evidence from brain imaging studies has been used to support claims for various altered state hypotheses, without resolving the debate. The designs of many neuroimaging studies confound the induction of hypnosis with the suggestions that can be given in or out of hypnosis, thus rendering… 
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