Hypnosis: What Is the Physiological Evidence?

hypnosisGroup 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…)

5 simple tips on how to convince your interlocutor

persuasionThe need to convince one’s interlocutors appears in every sphere of life: in home conflicts and family disputes, as well as in business negotiations. The ancient art of persuasion now is more popular by the terms NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), which is a general approach to communication and self-improvement, and covert hypnosis (conversational hypnosis), which is an ability to influence other people’s unconscious mind. Some people intuitively use NLP and covert hypnosis techniques without having ever heard of these terms, others study them in costly seminars. Here are a few simple tips on how to convince your interlocutor: (more…)

Can we really trust our memory?

false memoryIt is believed that our memory works in such a way that any of the stored information may be accessed and “extracted” at the right time. So, if we have forgotten something, a hypnosis session or a stressful situation can recall these memories.

In fact, memory recalls more imagined than real details of events. The mechanism for reading the information is very fragile and easily damaged. There is a hypothesis that memories are formed and recalled by different parts of the brain. But the point is that not only these memories are stored in another location, but they may also be “false”. Memory can not be an exact copy of what happened.

This is proved by an experiment of famous psychologist Frederic Bartlett. He showed a picture to several people, and then asked to reproduce it. Then it was repeated in a few days, then in a week. In the end, he compared all the received pictures and found that each successive image was (more…)

The Invisible Power of the Subconscious

There is an invisible force that rules the human will. It's the power of the subconscious mind. It can be easily controlled and this is what makes it dangerous because it may be controlled not only by the person who owns it but also by someone else. We tend to…