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Stanford study shows what happens in brain during hypnosis

Some people may be more susceptible to hypnosis than others. However, the need or the desire for change may have an effect on less hypnotisible people so that they become susceptible enough in order to achieve their objective. If you … Continue reading

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Researchers say this 5-minute technique could help you fall asleep more quickly

By Christian Jarrett You’ve had all day to worry, but your brain decides that the moment you rest your weary head upon your pillow is the precise instant it wants to start fretting. The result of course is that you … Continue reading

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New evidence shows the calming power of reminiscing about happy times

You’ve just had a fight with your partner or a confrontation with a colleague. Now your heart’s racing, and you’re struggling to think straight. What should you do? Psychologists are not short on ideas for how to calm yourself down … Continue reading

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Insomnia identity

“In the dark, in the quiet, in the lonely stillness, the aggrieved struggle to rescue sleep from vigilance.” This arresting sentence introduces a new review of insomnia in Behaviour Research and Therapy that addresses a troubling fact observed in sleep … Continue reading

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This is why we get addicted to things, according to science

Do not reach for that next chocolate biscuit, surely it’s easy, just a tiny show of willpower… Oh, you’ve just eaten it. And now you want another. If a chocolate biscuit doesn’t do it for you, substitute that with a … Continue reading

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Brain Activity and Functional Connectivity Associated with Hypnosis

Hypnosis has proven clinical utility, yet changes in brain activity underlying the hypnotic state have not yet been fully identified. Previous research suggests that hypnosis is associated with decreased default mode network (DMN) activity and that high hypnotizability is associated … Continue reading

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Science of hypnosis BBC documentary

Youtube, published on 12th of June 2016 1 hour long documentary  

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