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?