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Hypnosis workshop at the Royal Society of Medicine

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine section of the Royal Society of Medicine have announced details of their annual Christmas lecture. The theme for this year is Advances and challenges in the cognitive neuroscience of hypnosis and the David Waxman memorial lecture will be given by D ... Read more


The prefrontal cortex and suggestion

Sunday, May 1, 2016

It's only brief, but there's a lovely review article in Frontiers in Psychology on The prefrontal cortex and suggestion: hypnosis and placebo effects by Benjamin Parris.

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Most read hypnosis research of 2014

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The publisher Taylor & Francis has released a list of its most-read papers of 2014, the best bit of which is the free access to the full text articles. There are some interesting papers in the hypnosis section including the following articles addressing chronic pain, ego-state therapy, and dental ... Read more


Decoupling movement from the feeling of will

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Readiness potentials are a controversial areas of research. Brain activity can be measured when laboratory participants decide to make a consciously initiated movement, such as making a movement of their finger. 'Readiness potentials' are spikes of electrical bra ... Read more


'Mindcraft' a history of hypnosis

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mindcraft is a fantastic multimedia exploration of some of the history of hypnosis. Written by Mike Jay with a host of collaborators, for the Wellcome Collection. This is story written for digital devices ( ... Read more




 

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