Study at Stanford Identifies Brain Areas Altered During Hypnosis
A recent study have discovered that distinct areas of the brain show altered activity and connectivity during hypnotic trances in individuals who are highly hypnotizable:
“In patients who can be easily hypnotized, hypnosis sessions have been shown to be effective in lessening chronic pain, the pain of childbirth and other medical procedures; treating smoking addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder; and easing anxiety or phobias. The new findings about how hypnosis affects the brain might pave the way toward developing treatments for the rest of the population — those who aren’t naturally as susceptible to hypnosis.”
Read more about the results here.