BBC NEWS | Health | Hypnosis has ‘real’ brain effect: “Hypnosis has ‘real’ brain effect
Hypnosis can be used for overcoming anxiety and addiction
Hypnosis has a ‘very real’ effect that can be picked up on brain scans, say Hull University researchers.
An imaging study of hypnotised participants showed decreased activity in the parts of the brain linked with daydreaming or letting the mind wander.
The same brain patterns were absent in people who had the tests but who were not susceptible to being hypnotised.”