- Introduction: a roadmap for explanation, a working definition
- The domain of hypnosis, revisited
- Generations and landscapes of hypnosis: questions we've asked, questions we should ask
- Dissociation theories of hypnosis
- Social cognitive theories of hypnosis
- How hypnosis happens: new cognitive theories of hypnotic responding
- Intelligent design or designed intelligence? Hypnotizability as neurobiological adaptation
- A psychoanalytic theory of hypnosis: a clinically informed approach
- Measuring and understanding individual differences in hypnotizability
- Hypnosis scales for the twenty-first century: what do we need and how should we use them?
- Parsing everyday suggestibility: what does it tell us about hypnosis?
- Advances in hypnosis research: methods, designs and contributions of intrinsic and instrumental hypnosis
- Hypnosis and the brain
- Hypnosis, trance and suggestion: evidence from neuroimaging
- Hypnosis and mind—body interactions
- Psychoanalytic approaches to clinical hypnosis
- Reclaiming the cognitive unconscious: integrating hypnotic methods and cognitive-behavioral therapy
- An Ericksonian approach to clinical hypnosis
- Foundations of clinical hypnosis
- Hypnosis in the relief of pain and pain disorders
- Hypnosis and anxiety: early interventions
- Hypnotic approaches to treating depression
- Hypnosis for health-compromising behaviors
- Treating children using hypnosis
- Medical illnesses, conditions and procedures
- Hypnosis in the treatment of conversion and somatization disorders
- Trauma-related disorders and dissociation
- Hypnosis in sport: cases, techniques and issues
- Clinical hypnosis: the empirical evidence
- Making a contribution to the clinical literature: time-series designs
- Hypnosis in the courts
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
As a result of new sophisticated neurophysiological techniques and technologies, the understanding of the neurological foundations of the hypnotic state has been greatly extended. And the sophistication in brain response measurement has moved well beyond what most researchers in the field in 1992 ever imagined might someday be possible. This article presents current experimentally controlled research findings in language understandable to hypnosis researchers and clinicians whose expertise lies outside neurophysiology. It particularly summarizes the articles presented in the April and July 2003 special issues of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, as well as additional significant studies that have appeared in the literature since then. To have a good understanding of the data from the critically important articles, this article clarifies some common misunderstandings that have plagued the study of hypnosis and the brain. It further describes modern brain imaging techniques too.
Arreed F. Barabasz, PhD, Washington State University, Pullman.
Marianne Barabasz PhD, Washington State University, Pullman.
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