EEG sLORETA functional imaging during hypnotic arm levitation and voluntary arm lifting

Etzel Cardeña, Dietrich Lehmann, Pascal L Faber, Peter Jönsson, Patricia Milz, Roberto D Pascual-Marqui, Kieko Kochi

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    This study (N = 37 with high, medium, and low hypnotizables) evaluated depth reports and EEG activity during both voluntary and hypnotically induced left-arm lifting with sLORETA functional neuroimaging. The hypnotic condition was associated with higher activity in fast EEG frequencies in anterior regions and slow EEG frequencies in central-parietal regions, all left-sided. The voluntary condition was associated with fast frequency activity in right-hemisphere central-parietal regions and slow frequency activity in left anterior regions. Hypnotizability did not have a significant effect on EEG activity, but hypnotic depth correlated with left hemisphere increased anterior slow EEG and decreased central fast EEG activity. Hypnosis had a minimal effect on depth reports among lows, a moderate one among mediums, and a large one among highs. Because only left-arm data were available, the full role of the hemispheres remains to be clarified.

    Sidor (från-till)31-53
    Antal sidor22
    TidskriftThe International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis
    StatusPublicerad - 2012

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