Hypnosis and Conscious States: The cognitive neuroscience perspective

Paperback | March 9, 2007

EditorGraham Jamieson

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The phenomenon of hypnosis provides a rich paradigm for those seeking to understand the processes that underlie consciousness. Understanding hypnosis tells us about a basic human capacity for altered experiences that is often overlooked in contemporary western societies. Throughout the 200year history of psychology, hypnosis has been a major topic of investigation by some of the leading experimenters and theorists of each generation. Today hypnosis is emerging again as a lively area of research within cognitive (systems level) neuroscience informing basic questions about thestructure and biological basis of conscious states. This book describes the latest advances in understanding hypnosis and similar trance states by researchers within the neuroscience of consciousness. It contains many new and exciting contributions from up and coming researchers and provides a lively debate on methodological and theoretical issuescentral to the development of emerging research paradigms in the neuroscience of conscious states. The book introduces and describes many of the recent new tools that have become available to researchers in this field. Academics, researchers, and clinicians wanting to develop their knowledge of the latest findings, theories and methods in the scientific study of hypnosis and related states ofconsciousness will find this an up to date guide to this rapidly advancing field.

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The phenomenon of hypnosis provides a rich paradigm for those seeking to understand the processes that underlie consciousness. Understanding hypnosis tells us about a basic human capacity for altered experiences that is often overlooked in contemporary western societies. Throughout the 200year history of psychology, hypnosis has been a...

Dr Jamieson is a specialist in the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness and cognitive control and in the field of hypnosis and related states. He completed his PhD in hypnosis and Stroop research with Prof. Peter Sheehan at the University of Queensland and a postdoctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience at Imperial College London...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.67 inPublished:March 9, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Graham A. Jamieson: Previews and prospects for the cognitive neroscience of hypnosis and conscious statesPart I - Functional Brain Networks2. Melanie Boly, Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville, Brent A Vogt, Pierre Maquet and Steven Laureys: Hypnotic regulation of consciousness and the pain neuromatrix3. Tobias Egner and Amir Raz: Cognitive control processes and hypnosis4. Wolfgang H. R. Miltner and Thomas Weiss: Cortical mechanisms of hypnotic pain control5. Vilfredo de Pascalis: Phase-ordered gamma oscillations and the modulation of hypnotic experiencePart II - Dissociation6. Tim Bayne: Hypnosis and the unity of consciousness7. Graham A. Jamieson and Erik Woody: Dissociated control as a paradigm for cognitive neuroscience research and theorising in hypnosisPart III - States of Consciousness8. Graham A. Jamieson and Harutomo Hasegawa: New paradigms of hypnosis research9. Steven Jay Lynn, Irving Kirsch, Josh Knox, Oliver Fassler and Scott O. Lilienfeld: Hypnosis and neuroscience: implications for the altered state debate10. Ronald J. Pekala and V. K. Kumar: An empirical-phenomenological approach to quantifying consciousness and states of consciousness: with particular reference to understanding the nature of hypnosis11. Adrian Burgess: On the contribution of neurophysiology to hypnosis research: current state and future directionsPart IV - The Psychobiology of Trance12. William J. Ray: The experience of agency and hypnosis from an evolutionary perspective13. Erik Woody and Henry Szechtman: To see feelingly: emotion, motivation and hypnosis14. Ulrich Ott: States of absorption: in search of neurobiologial foundations15. Peter L. N. Naish: Time distortion, and the nature of hypnosis and consciousness16. Zoltan Dienes and Josef Perner: Executive control without conscious awareness: the cold control theory of hypnosis