Giving up the theory that consciousness is like a "ghost in the machine" to focus on the neurobiology of brain mechanisms behind conscious awareness is an essential step to better understand the human mind, researchers argue.
Under hypnosis, the brain shifts to a state where individual areas act more independently of each other than they do during typical waking state.
Researchers provide new insight into human consciousness, reporting we don't consciously choose our feelings or thoughts; we simply become aware of them.
Researchers document neural changes associated with hypnosis.
According to researchers, perception is highly sensitized for absorbing social information.
Researchers report hypnotism appears to reduce the impact of unpleasant events during 'awake surgeries' for brain cancer.