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 Definition A presumed altered state of consciousness in which the hypnotized individual is usually more susceptible to suggestion than in his or her normal state. [d] [e]
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Where the Wikipedia article seems to fall down is that assertions are often made that aren't backed up by references. A reasonable place to start therefore seems to be with the results of published studies - and ideally with systematic reviews where there is enough to go on. Titles (and often abstracts) for most published hypnosis research is available from Ideas about structure for the article:


State vs. non-state (hypnosis as an altered state of consciousness)

Specificity of suggestions (describe range of alterations in sensation + perception)

Theories (Neo-dissociation theory, dissociated control theory...)

Neuroimaging findings

Clinical hypnosis