Trance stare confirms existence of genuine hypnotic state
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): For the past hundred years, researchers have considered 'hypnosis' as a popular myth in psychology.
Up to date, there has been no reliable way for determining whether a person is actually hypnotized or simply faking or simulating hypnosis.
But now, an international team of researchers from University of Skovde (Sweden), University of Turku (Finland) and Aalto University School of Science have provided strong evidence for the existence of a genuine hypnotic state.
The researchers studied the 'trance stare', a glazed look in the eyes that has often been associated with hypnosis in the popular culture but rarely studied scientifically.
The study focussed on healthy adult who is known to be highly susceptible to hypnosis, and is known to respond immediately to hypnotic suggestion.
Her eye movements during hypnotic and waking state were measured with a special eye tracker. When she entered hypnosis, her eyes became glazed and her blinking date was significantly reduced.
Even more importantly, hypnosis induced dramatic reduction in eye movements that are beyond volitional control in healthy adults.
None of thirty tested control subjects could mimic these changes in eye movement patterns volitionally, which underlies that hypnosis does indeed involve an altered mental state which is associated with cognitive and motor changes far beyond our volitional control.
These findings have major implications for psychology and neurosciences, as they confirm the existence of a novel mental state in humans.
The study has been published in the scientific journal PLoS ONE. (ANI)
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