Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience?
Doctor Marie Elisabeth Faymonville performing hypnosis as an alternative to traditional anesthesiology. Photo: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images
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Hypnotizability … is modestly correlated with absorption, a personality construct reflecting a disposition to enter states of narrowed or expanded attention and a blurring of boundaries between oneself and the object of perception,” writes John F. Kihlstrom, a psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley, in a 2013 paper in Cortex. “Absorption, in turn, is related to ‘openness to experience,’ one of the ‘Big Five” dimensions of personality.
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