Brain slow potentials and hypnosis

P. A. Rizzo, G. Amabile, R. Fiumara, M. Caporali, F. Pierelli, M. Spadaro, M. Zanasi, C. Morocutti

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Contingent negative variation behavior was studied in 12 voluntary normal subjects in basal conditions and in the hypnotic trance state under different emotional suggestions. A CNV voltage decrease and the appearance of a PINV were observed in the hypnotic state. Furthermore, 12 nonhypnotizable control subjects were tested under the same experimental conditions and no CNV modification was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-506
Number of pages8
JournalBiological Psychiatry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biological Psychiatry


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