Tag Archives: Psychology

The fabulous powers of hypnosis

Please click here to view the video with English subtitles. Very popular for anesthesia and pain treatment, hypnosis is now also used to defeat phobias, depression and addictions. Investigating the therapeutic virtues of this astonishing practice. Long considered a deception worthy … Continue reading

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Psychologists aim to develop brain theory of hypnosis

“In our project, we are looking at how the brain makes hypnotic states possible,” explains Professor Wolfgang Miltner, who has been working on the phenomenon for decades. “First, we looked more closely at the processing of visual stimuli.” In an … Continue reading

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Peter Pan was pioneering work of child psychology, claims new study

JM Barrie’s boy who never grew up shows the author understood key aspects of infant cognition decades ahead of academics, argues neuroscientist JM Barrie might be most famous for his classic story of a flying boy who never grows up, … Continue reading

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How to remember for the future

Why, when packing for a holiday, does one thing end up left behind? For a simple task, it’s surprisingly easy to forget the suncream, spare socks or, if you’re unlucky, your passport. The way the brain works makes it much … Continue reading

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Consciousness revealed

When we consider the evolution of the human species, what makes us human is not defined by our unique human functions, such as opposable thumbs, abstract thinking, reasoning, or computational abilities—those are good. The defining feature of our species is … Continue reading

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Mental illness is a result of misery, yet still we stigmatise it

Published on Sep 9, 2015. Original link to YouTube by clicking here. Eleanor Longden started hearing voices when she was 18. She was drugged and hospitalised, then told she was schizophrenic. It matters how we talk and think about mental … Continue reading

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The wonderful wizarding world of hypnosis with children

“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” Marianne Williamson. I confess that I am reading all of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, in order, again. I also … Continue reading

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