Evidence

Recent articles about the science of hypnosis

 

  • Researchers put hypnotized people in an MRI and conclusively show different brain activity, proving that hypnosis is not a placebo but has a real world effect. 

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2016/07/study-identifies-brain-areas-altered-during-hypnotic-trances.html

 

  • Doctors undergoing hypnotic treatment before a surgery simulation performed 21% better after listening to music and going through a visualization trance. 

https://www.infona.pl/resource/bwmeta1.element.springer-dcf3431b-7ed9-3444-a413-11ce7acf76dd

 

  • A discussion of how hypnosis and meditation are helping researchers to describe subjective states of consciousness in a scientific context. 

http://www.jgh.ca/uploads/Psychiatry/Meditation_and_hypnosis_Lifshitz_Cusumano_Raz.pdf