Neurobiología de la hipnosis y su contribución a la comprensión de la cognición y la conciencia

Translated title of the contribution: Neurobiology of hypnosis and its contribution to the understanding of cognition and consciousness

Andrés Canales-Johnson, Renzo Lanfranco, Esteban Vargas, Agustín Ibáñez

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Abstract

The growing interest for the scientific study of consciousness and the current development of neuroimaging tools have allowed to investigate the neuronal correlates of hypnosis and to expand its scope to assess normal and pathological neurocognitive phenomena. At an empirical level, theories that postulate hypnosis as a neurophysiological distinctive state of consciousness ('state theories'), and theories that claim that hypnosis would just represent different neurophysiological changes associated to specific suggestions without no change in the state of consciousness ('non-state theorte theories'), and theories that claim that hypnosis would just represent different neurophysiological changes associated to specific suggestions without no change in the state of consciousness ('non-state theora'); hypnotic state of consciousness involves mainly the anterior cingulated cortex and the dorsolateral frontal cortex; as well as a pattern of attenuated cortical functional connectivity. Also, we concluded that hypnotic suggestions have allowed a better comprehension of a diversity of normal and pathological neuropsychological processes. Finally, we stated that the neurophysiologic evidence until now is still insufficient to solve the debate between state and non-state theorists.

Translated title of the contributionNeurobiology of hypnosis and its contribution to the understanding of cognition and consciousness
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1003-1010
Number of pages8
JournalAnales de Psicologia
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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