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Flexibility in processing visual information: effects of mood and hypnosis.
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PMID:  23153385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract This quasi-experiment using a real/simulator model investigated differences in cognitive flexibility in high and low hypnotizable participants. Using the variables of hypnotizability (low/high), consciousness (nonhypnotized/hypnotized), mood (happy/sad), and visual-information processing (global/local), reaction times and target detection paradigms of the subjects were evaluated during both nonhypnotic and hypnotic states. Flexibility in cognitive processing was operationalized as the ability to overcome the typical global precedence and answer quickly about the nonprevalent local features. It was observed that the low hypnotizable participants were not influenced in their preference for the global or local dimension by any manipulated variable, whereas the high hypnotizables were more flexible.
Violeta Enea; Ion Dafinoiu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1744-5183     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376166     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi , Romania.
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