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Hypnosis attenuates executive cost of prospective memory

Demeter, Gyula and Szendi, István and Juhász, Marianna and Kovács, Ambrus Zoltán and Boncz, István and Keresztes, Attila and Pajkossy, Péter and Racsmány, Mihály (2015) Hypnosis attenuates executive cost of prospective memory. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 64 (2). pp. 200-212.

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Abstract

Prospective memory is defined as the ability to formulate and carry out actions at the appropriate time, or in the appropriate context. The aim of this study was to identify the effect of hypnosis on prospective memory performance and to analyze the involvement of executive control processes in intention realization in a hypnotically altered state of consciousness. In one experiment, manipulating hypnotic instruction in a within-subject fashion, we explored event based prospective memory performance in three conditions – baseline, expectation and execution - of twenty-three volunteers. Our main result is that executing prospective memory responses, at the same accuracy rate, produced a significantly lower cost of ongoing responses in terms of response latency in the hypnotic state than in wake condition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hypnosis, prospective memory, monitoring functions, intention maintenance, executive control
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan > BF13 Memory and learning / emlékezet, tanulás
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan > BF17 Hypnotism. Suggestion / hipnotizmus
Depositing User: Dr Gyula Demeter
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 08:53
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2016 17:29
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/26632

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