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Does Hypnosis Improve Memory?

Does Hypnosis Improve Memory? | Hypnosis | Scoop.it
Attention, memory, and focus.
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This article discusses the ability of hypnosis to enhance recall of events. It states that hypnosis enhances memory by improving how we both store and retrieve them. Hypnosis also allows us increased access to our unconscious and subconscious minds, possibly improving recall. Also discussed is the controversy of hypnotic recall used on crime witnesses. Legality is an issue because the hypnotist could potentially fabricate false memories to be recalled while the subject is in the hypnotic state.

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Hypnosis may ease hot flashes in postmenopausal women

Hypnosis may ease hot flashes in postmenopausal women | Hypnosis | Scoop.it
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This article discusses findings that hypnosis could cut the frequency of hot flashes experienced by women who have gone through menopause by up to 74%. Women in the experimental group of this study were assigned a hypnotic therapist and hypnotic induction tape. These women were hypnotized and suggested mental images of cold things for 12 weeks. After the time of the study, their self-reports of their hot flashes were reduced by roughly 74%. The main drawback of this approach is the effort and training required for it to become effective.

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Hypnosis found to alter the brain: Subjects see color where none exists

Hypnosis found to alter the brain: Subjects see color where none exists | Hypnosis | Scoop.it
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This article summarizes the findings of a hypnosis study done at Harvard. Researchers found that hypnotized subjects could be suggested to see color where none exists, and no color where color actually exists. Both hempispheres of the brain showed activity simultaneously when subjects were hypnotized as opposed to individually in subjects that had not been hypnotized. Researchers admit that anything beyond this simple color experiement is pure speculation at this point. It is, however, a step in the right direction.

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Hypnosis

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This article summarizes the basics of hypnosis, as well as its potential health benefits. Everyone hypnotizes themself, and the hypnotist is kind of like a coach that helps. Hypnosis stems back to ancient Greece. It can be useful for treating the symptoms of chronic illness and pain. It also has application in psychotherapy, like getting someone to quit smoking.

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Hypnosis and Memory

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The conclusion reached in this article is that hypnosis is incapable of enhancing memory. Instead, it insists that hypnosis is able to impair recall memory in two distinct ways. Posthypnotic amnesia, as well as distorted memory as a result of hypnosis are discussed.

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Hypnosis Study Reveals Brain's 'Amnesia Centers'

Hypnosis Study Reveals Brain's 'Amnesia Centers' | Hypnosis | Scoop.it
Brain scans of hypnotized people that are taken as they forget and are triggered to remember have revealed neural circuitry that is key to the memory suppression and recall process.
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This article describes how a study conducted on hypnosis shows certain circuitry in the brain that is triggered upon remembering something that was previously forgotten. Two groups were used, those susceptible to suggestibility and those not susceptible. They were shown a movie depicting the life of a woman and then hypnotized to forget the contents of the movie. Those who were unsuccessfully hypnotized showed increased brain activity in certain regions when asked to recall information of the movie, and those who were hypnotized showed suppressed activity in these regions.

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Hypnotic Health

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Medical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy musings from an experienced Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
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This article discusses the benefits of hypnosis in treating those with cancer. 70-80% of people undergoing chemotherapy experience side-effects of nausea and vomiting. Hypnotherapy has been found to decrease the prominence of these adverse effects. It states that among this use for hypnosis, it has also been found to be useful in treating hot flashes. Hypnosis can also be used in addition to other therapies, like cognitive behavioral therapy.

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