Hemispheric Specificity and Hypnotizability: An Overview of Ongoing EEG Research in South Australia
replication of the 1979 study;
four experiments showing that the specific lateralization of high hypnotizables does not appear to be disrupted by the presence of conflicting information during task performance; and
evidence (also using the hemispheric specificity paradigm) for regarding hypnosis as a right-hemisphere “task”.
The latter is discussed in relation to other theories of hypnosis.
Because of the constraints imposed by squeezing all the information I want to summarize into one small conference, paper, I will report only EEG findings. This means that I will not be referring at all to other aspects of the experiments mentioned, such as sex differences, or performance scores on the experimental tasks. I will also confine myself to dichotomized data, i.e. I will contrast highly
hypnotizable subjects (His) with low hypnotizables (LOs), rather than presenting any data as correlations using the complete range of hypnotizability scores.
KeywordsRandom Number Generation Conflict Task Hemispheric Specificity Hypnotic Susceptibility Random Number Generation Task
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