BILATERAL ELECTRODERMAL ACTIVITY IN THE ACTIVE–ALERT HYPNOTIC INDUCTION

Krisztian Kasos, Zoltan Kekecs, Eniko Kasos, A. Székely, Katalin Varga

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Shifts in hemispheric dominance were previously proposed to play a role in hypnosis. Participants (N = 32) were exposed to an active–alert hypnosis induction and a music-control condition while electrodermal activity was registered bilaterally, providing information on alterations in hemispheric dominance. The results suggest that highly hypnotizable participants show a shift to right-sided and low hypnotizable participants demonstrated a shift to left-sided electrodermal dominance in response to the induction, whereas no change in laterality is present in the control condition. Additionally, the authors found that self-reported hypnosis experiences were also associated with a shift in laterality. These results underline the importance of the shift to right hemispheric activity in hypnosis and underscore the importance of hemispheric changes in shaping subjective experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-297
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 3 2018

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BILATERAL ELECTRODERMAL ACTIVITY IN THE ACTIVE–ALERT HYPNOTIC INDUCTION. / Kasos, Krisztian; Kekecs, Zoltan; Kasos, Eniko; Székely, A.; Varga, Katalin.

In: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Vol. 66, No. 3, 03.07.2018, p. 282-297.

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Kasos, Krisztian ; Kekecs, Zoltan ; Kasos, Eniko ; Székely, A. ; Varga, Katalin. / BILATERAL ELECTRODERMAL ACTIVITY IN THE ACTIVE–ALERT HYPNOTIC INDUCTION. In: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. 2018 ; Vol. 66, No. 3. pp. 282-297.
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