Resting State Functional MRI Investigation of Hypnotic Trance and Mindfulness Meditation
Hypnotic trance and mindfulness meditation have both been shown to have benefits for physical health. The current study seeks to determine if there are distinct patterns of brain activity that correlate with hypnotic trance, mindfulness meditation or both, and to relate these patterns to measurable markers of physical well-being. Precise neuroimaging of heightened attentional states will guide future researchers and practitioners toward more effective techniques of mind/body control.
Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check clinicaltrials.gov to see if other locations are recruiting.
- behavioral : Hypnosis
- behavioral : Meditation
Ages Eligible For Study:
- Participants must not have contraindications to the MRI exam, such as metal in the body.