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Title: Hypnosis and the Neuroscience of Cognitive and Affective Control
Contributor(s): Jaffer, Usman (author); Jamieson, Graham  (author)
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: This paper examines hypnosis in relation to the neuroscience cognitive and affective control. It is proposed that hypnotic phenomena are rooted in evolution and thus biologically based. Animal hypnosis is considered to confer important advantages in natural selection which have been preserved and extended in the development of the human brain. Two influential models in the neuroscience of cognitive control are described and evidence for brain structures implementing conflict monitoring and cognitive control is reviewed. The neural basis of affective control is then examined in relation to cognitive control. Dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) is proposed as a common cognitive and affective monitoring mechanism. Ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (vlPFC) is proposed as monitoring stimulus salience whereas the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) was involved in the monitoring of affective conflict. The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) is implicated in resolution of cognitive conflict and the rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC) was implicated in affective conflict resolution. Current theories of hypnosis as a dissociative state are then analysed in relation to these models of cognitive and affective control.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 40(1), p. 1-21
Publisher: Australian Society of Hypnosis Ltd
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1839-2563
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 520406 Sensory processes, perception and performance
520303 Counselling psychology
520302 Clinical psychology
520304 Health psychology
520503 Personality and individual differences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
920410 Mental Health
920209 Mental Health Services
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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