A Study on Hypnosis in the Rabbit

  • Paul Buser
  • Guy Viala


More or less prolonged states of immobilization have been described in several animal species. These are produced by various external factors, such as a forced abnormal posture (supine position), or particular patterns of sensory stimulation, e.g., low-frequency, monotonous repetition of visual, auditory or vestibular stimuli. Various authors writing about different species have called this phenomenon akinesia, catalepsy, catatonia, cataplexy, tonic immobilization, hypnotic state, hypnosis, etc.


Tibialis Anterior Rhythmic Locomotor Mesencephalic Reticular Formation Locomotor Movement Animal Hypnosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Buser
    • 1
  • Guy Viala
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Comparative Neurophysiology, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of ParisFrance

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