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Posthypnotic Suggestion Alters Conscious Color Perception in an Automatic Manner
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics. University of Skövde, The Systems Biology Research Centre. University of Turku, Finland.
University of Turku, Finland.
2013 (English)In: International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis, ISSN 0020-7144, Vol. 61, no 4, 371-387 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The authors studied whether a posthypnotic suggestion to see a brief, masked target as gray can change the color experience of a hypnotic virtuoso. The visibility of the target was manipulated by varying the delay between the target and the mask that followed it. The virtuoso's subjective reports indicated that her conscious color experience was altered already at short delays between the target and the subsequent mask. The virtuoso's objectively measured pattern of responding under posthypnotic suggestion could not be mimicked either by control participants nor the virtuoso herself. Due to posthypnotic amnesia, the virtuoso was unaware of suggestions given during hypnosis. Importantly, the virtuoso could not alter her color perception without a hypnotic suggestion. These results suggest that hypnosis can affect even a highly automatic process such as color perception.

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Routledge, 2013. Vol. 61, no 4, 371-387 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-8618DOI: 10.1080/00207144.2013.810446ISI: 000323631600001PubMedID: 23957259ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84883502178OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-8618DiVA: diva2:661920
Available from: 2013-11-05 Created: 2013-11-05 Last updated: 2015-05-25Bibliographically approved

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