What is the science behind hypnosis? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.
Answer by Colin Gerber, Parkinson’s Researcher, on Quora:
There has been, and still is, a lot of controversy about the validity of hypnosis. However, more and more research has been coming out in support of hypnosis existing and actually affecting brain function to an extent.
First off, who does it affect? People are often broken into two groups when doing hypnosis research. Highly hypnotizable people and non-hypnozable people. As most people have heard, hypnosis does not work on everybody. But why is that? Well research shows that highly hypnotizable people actually have structural differences in their brains.
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