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Anna Kirenskaya, Vladimir Novototsky-Vlasov, Valerya Stepanova, Andrey Chistyakov, Vyacheslav Zvonikov

The Influence of Hypnoability on Background Features of the EEG

2011. Vol. 8. No. 1. P. 139–149 [issue contents]

The research was done in a sample of 30 volunteers, including 18 with high hypnoability and 12 with low hypnoability. EEG was recorded using 19 standard leads in a calm wakeful state in a closed-eyes condition for 2 minutes. Spectral power and coherence were analysed. The results confirmed the existing data indicating increased spectral power in theta wave range in highly hypnoable subjects. Significantly higher coherence in theta and alpha ranges was discovered in highly hypnoable subjects, compared to those with low hypnoability. Conversely, spectral power and coherence of high-frequency waves (beta2 and gamma ranges) were lower in highly hypnoable subjects. Overall, the results suggest that highly hypnoable subjects tend towards imaginative thinking, whereas subjects with low hypnoability tend towards verbal and logical thinking.

Citation: Kirenskaya, A. V., Novototsky-Vlasov, V. Yu., Stepanova,V. E., Chistyakov, A. N., & Zvonikov, V. M. (2011). Vliyanie urovnya gipnabel'nosti na kharakteristiki fonovoi EEG [The Influence of Hypnoability on Background Features of the EEG]. Psychology. Journal of Higher School of Economics, 8(1), 139-149. (in Russian)
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