publication . Article . 2016

The role of frontal executive functions in hypnosis and hypnotic suggestibility.

Benjamin A. Parris;
Open Access English
  • Published: 30 Oct 2016
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
There is both theoretical and empirical evidence supporting a role for frontal executive functions (FEFs) in hypnosis and hypnotic suggestibility. However, the precise nature of this involvement is debated. While there is clear evidence that FEFs are impaired under hypnosis, the cause of this decreased function is unclear. Theories make differing predictions as to the role of FEFs in hypnotic suggestibility, with some arguing that decreased baseline (normal function outside of the hypnotic context) FEFs lead to greater hypnotic suggestibility and others arguing that increased baseline FEFs lead to greater hypnotic suggestibility. Other theories posit that sugges...
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Medical Subject Headings: genetic structuresrespiratory system
free text keywords: Psychology, Executive functions, Cognitive psychology, Suggestibility, Neuroimaging, Fluid intelligence, Frontal lobe, Aptitude, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Hypnosis
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publication . Article . 2016

The role of frontal executive functions in hypnosis and hypnotic suggestibility.

Benjamin A. Parris;