Lecture 12 - I Hypnosis II Meditation III Psychotropic...

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I. Hypnosis II. Meditation III. Psychotropic Drugs A. Generalizations about what they do B. General Categories C. Specific Examples 1. LSD, peyote , DMT 2. cocaine D. Tolerance and Withdrawal
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3] Physiological View (Activation-synthesis theory, Hobson) --- Brain activity of REM sleep important for memory formation. This activity also happens to lead to images being formed. Perhaps dreams start with random meaningless neural firing (in brainstem or visual association areas), and once images are formed, the brain scrambles to make up a story.
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Hypnosis --- What is it? What does it mean? Discussed in class
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Hypnosis --- What is it? What does it mean? hypnosis 2 Views : it is truly an altered state of consciousness -- really, a divided state, where part of the person views things just as the hypnotist wants, and another part (the ‘hidden observer’) views things no, it’s not -- some people are more able to enter hypnotic state. -- perhaps they can enter that state without special techniques of a hypnotist
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Misconceptions about hypnosis : Only dumb people hypnotizable The hypnotized people are ‘faking it.’ (Wrong, because brain scans show they are feeling/sensing what they claim.) People so suggestible that they do bizarre things, even after they ‘wake up’ It aids memory More than anything, research supports the positive effects of hypnosis on relaxation and pain management
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course PSYC 2004 taught by Professor Dmharris during the Fall '06 term at Virginia Tech.

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Lecture 12 - I Hypnosis II Meditation III Psychotropic...

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