The "hidden observer" phenomenon in hypnosis: some additional findings.

@article{Laurence1981TheO,
  title={The "hidden observer" phenomenon in hypnosis: some additional findings.},
  author={J. Laurence and C. Perry},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={1981},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={
          334-44
        }
}
Twenty-three highly hypnotizable subjects underwent two specially constructed 7-item hypnotic inductions. Over the 14 items, the main finding was of a relationship between Hilgard's "hidden observer" effect and two aspects of hypnotic age regression. Subjects reporting a hidden observer experienced duality during regression to age 5, in which they were aware of being both adult and child. When asked to write a complex sentence, most did so, usually without spelling errors. The subjects not… Expand

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