Affordable Access

Enhanced hypnotizability by cerebrally applied magnetic fields depends upon the order of hemispheric presentation: an anistropic effect.

Authors
  • Tiller, S G
  • Persinger, M A
Type
Published Article
Journal
The International journal of neuroscience
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1994
Volume
79
Issue
3-4
Pages
157–163
Identifiers
PMID: 7744557
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A significant alteration in the hypnotizability of normal subjects after brief (15 min) exposures to weak (1 microT) pulsed magnetic fields over the temporal lobes was determined by the serial order of hemispheric stimulation. Only subjects who received the right hemispheric stimulation first displayed significantly elevated hypnosis induction profile scores (effect size equivalent to a correlation of 0.41). Implications for a technology that can: a) modify hypnotizability, b) encourage the consolidation of quasiexperiences that are reconstructed as autobiographical memory, and c) change the sense of self, are discussed.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times