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Bilateral electrodermal activity in the active-alert hypnotic induction

Kasos, Krisztian; Kekecs, Zoltan LU ; Kasos, Eniko; Szekely, Anna and Varga, Katalin (2018) In International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 66(3). p.282-297
Abstract
Shifts in hemispheric dominance were previously proposed to play a role in hypnosis. Participants (N = 32) were exposed to an active–alert hypnosis induction and a music-control condition while electrodermal activity was registered bilaterally, providing information on alterations in hemispheric dominance. The results suggest that highly hypnotizable participants show a shift to right-sided and low hypnotizable participants demonstrated a shift to left-sided electrodermal dominance in response to the induction, whereas no change in laterality is present in the control condition. Additionally, the authors found that self-reported hypnosis experiences were also associated with a shift in laterality. These results underline the importance of... (More)
Shifts in hemispheric dominance were previously proposed to play a role in hypnosis. Participants (N = 32) were exposed to an active–alert hypnosis induction and a music-control condition while electrodermal activity was registered bilaterally, providing information on alterations in hemispheric dominance. The results suggest that highly hypnotizable participants show a shift to right-sided and low hypnotizable participants demonstrated a shift to left-sided electrodermal dominance in response to the induction, whereas no change in laterality is present in the control condition. Additionally, the authors found that self-reported hypnosis experiences were also associated with a shift in laterality. These results underline the importance of the shift to right hemispheric activity in hypnosis and underscore the importance of hemispheric changes in shaping subjective experience. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Shifts in hemispheric dominance were previously proposed to play a role in hypnosis. Participants (N = 32) were exposed to an active–alert hypnosis induction and a music-control condition while electrodermal activity was registered bilaterally, providing information on alterations in hemispheric dominance. The results suggest that highly hypnotizable participants show a shift to right-sided and low hypnotizable participants demonstrated a shift to left-sided electrodermal dominance in response to the induction, whereas no change in laterality is present in the control condition. Additionally, the authors found that self-reported hypnosis experiences were also associated with a shift in laterality. These results underline the importance of the shift to right hemispheric activity in hypnosis and underscore the importance of hemispheric changes in shaping subjective experience.},
  author       = {Kasos, Krisztian and Kekecs, Zoltan and Kasos, Eniko and Szekely, Anna and Varga, Katalin},
  issn         = {0020-7144},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {282--297},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis},
  title        = {Bilateral electrodermal activity in the active-alert hypnotic induction},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2018.1460551},
  volume       = {66},
  year         = {2018},
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