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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Scientists have unraveled the mystery of hypnosis and plan to rid the world of pain

A group of American researchers from Stanford University, found in which regions of the human brain is exposed to during the hypnosis and make him dive into a trance. The researchers hope that in the future it will help make better use of hypnosis in medicine.

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It is known that the full extent of hypnosis affected only about one in ten people. On other attempts such effects either work very poorly or not work at all. To participate in the study, researchers invited 30 people susceptible to hypnosis, and the same people who to him were “immune” — the second was a control group.

Watching how the brains of study participants when they tried to enter into a trance, the scientists found that people exposed to hypnosis, this process provoked changes in several areas that those who are to hypnosis was immune to, were working “as usual”. One of these regions was the back part of the anterior cingulate cortex, which is believed to play a key role in maintaining the ability to think rationally. In addition to this, affected cells, connecting the rear part of the frontal cortex with the islet-brain (they allow a person to control your body), as well as with the so-called network of passive mode of operation of the brain (the neurons, as the researchers note, “responsible” for the awareness of certain actions).

The researchers suggest that, if the magnetic fields in a special way to affect the identified areas of the brain that could make people more susceptible to hypnosis, which in turn would increase the effectiveness of certain it-based methods of therapy. For example, a special machine, that would help to immerse the person in a trance, would be more effective to deliver him from pain, stress and anxiety.

The results obtained experts told the journal Cerebral Cortex.

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