The Science of Consciousness:
Chapter 14: Hypnosis
What this chapter is about: What is hypnosis, is there a hypnotic state, and how does hypnosis work?
What happens when people are hypnotised? Is the hypnotic trance a special state of consciousness? What is Hildegard's "hidden observer" model of hypnosis? Or are researchers like Spanos correct and hypnosis all just a form of social compliance?