Towards Understanding the Nature of Hypnosis

  • V. E. Rozhnov


Changes in infraslow oscillations of brain potentials were studied during different stages of hypnosis and during hypnotic suggestions for olfactory hallucinations. It is concluded that hypnosis is a special psychophysiological state which differs from both sleep and wakefulness.


Ammonium Hydroxide Frontal Area Slow Oscillation Waking State Interhemispheric Asymmetry 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. E. Rozhnov
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  1. 1.Central Institute of Postgraduate Medical TrainingMoscowUSSR

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