Group of researchers from Finland and Sweden found the first physiological evidence of hypnotic trance, having studied in detail an aspect which previously had been ignored by scientists.
Despite the long history of the study of hypnosis, scientists still have no consensus on the essence of this phenomenon. Some believe hypnosis is a particular altered state of consciousness. Others argue that the secret of hypnosis lies in cognitive strategies and suggestion which produce mental images in the brain of a person who is in the normal waking state. (more…)