Posts by Annette MacCaul

Brain Areas Altered During Hypnotic Trances Identified

Posted by on 5 Aug, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Stanford University Medical Center – July 28, 2016 By scanning the brains of subjects while they were hypnotized, researchers were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis. Your eyelids are getting heavy, your arms are going limp and you feel like you’re floating through space. The power of hypnosis to alter your mind and body like this is all thanks to changes in a few specific areas of the brain, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered. The scientists scanned the brains of 57 people during guided hypnosis sessions similar to those that...

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Hypnosis, Memory and the Brain

Posted by on 1 May, 2017 in News | 0 comments

A new study points to specific areas of the brain affected by hypnosis. The technique could be a tool for exploring what happens in the brain when we suddenly forget. October 7th, 2008 — Amanda J. Barnier, Rochelle E. Cox and Greg Savage Hypnosis has long been considered a valuable technique for recreating and then studying puzzling psychological phenomena. A classic example of this approach uses a technique known as posthypnotic amnesia (PHA) to model memory disorders such as functional amnesia, which involves a sudden memory loss typically due to some sort of psychological trauma (rather...

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Rules of memory ‘beautifully’ rewritten

Posted by on 23 Apr, 2017 in News | 0 comments

What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it. By James Gallagher – 7th April 2017 Health and science reporter, BBC News website The US and Japanese team found that the brain “doubles up” by simultaneously making two memories of events. One is for the here-and-now and the other for a lifetime, they found. It had been thought that all memories start as a short-term memory and are then slowly converted into a long-term one. Experts said the findings were surprising, but also beautiful and...

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When everything goes wrong, what do you do?

Posted by on 13 Apr, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Article published on Asperger Experts website – author and date not cited We’ve all had moments where the metaphorical rug has been pulled from beneath our feet. Moments where it seems like all hope has been lost. Most people don’t have a plan. So when everything goes wrong, they panic. And then they either do nothing, or pick some random, emotionally-driven action and hope it pays off. The problem is, those random actions rarely (if ever) pay off. Without some simple pre-planning, it is almost impossible to keep your composure and act appropriately when you need to course...

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Four Ways to Stop Fearing Other People’s Judgements

Posted by on 6 Apr, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Author: Jill Weber, Ph.D. on – 27th January 2017 People go to self-defeating lengths to elude the possibility of being negatively judged by others. They avoid telling people what they want to tell them. They don’t speak up in class or at work meetings. They avoid telling their lover their true desires. They don’t ask for a raise. They won’t tell a new date where they’d like to go for dinner. This fear of judgment is linked to the desire to be liked by all at all times. But because that is impossible, this is a losing game that keeps people from uninhibitedly...

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