During hypnosis, suggestions from the hypnotist can produce powerful changes in the contents of consciousness. To understand these changes, 'Introduction: the Phenomena and Phenomenology of Hypnosis' introduces the procedures and products of hypnosis; 'Fundamentals' sketches the history of hypnosis (noting in particular its use as a window on consciousness), discusses individual differences in susceptibility to hypnotic (and nonhypnotic) suggestions, and describes current explanations of hypnosis; and 'New horizons' builds on this foundation of the fundamentals of hypnosis to review recent 'intrinsic' and 'instrumental' research that reveals the neural basis of hypnosis, and that uses hypnosis to create controllable laboratory analogues of perplexing clinical conditions.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of consciousness|
|Editors||William P. Banks|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam; London|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2010|