Hypnosis

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• Project MKUltra
Hypnosis was a focus of CIA attention in the MK Ultra project.

Hypnosis is a human condition involving focused attention, reduced peripheral awareness, and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion.

There are competing theories explaining hypnosis and related phenomena. Altered state theories see hypnosis as an altered state of mind or trance, marked by a level of awareness different from the ordinary state of consciousness.[1][2] In contrast, non-state theories see hypnosis as, variously, a type of placebo effect, a redefinition of an interaction with a therapist or form of imaginative role enactment.[3][4]

Hypnosis was a focus of CIA attention in the MK Ultra project.

MKULTRA

Full article: MKULTRA

Declassified MKULTRA documents indicate hypnosis was studied in the early 1950s. Experimental goals included: the creation of "hypnotically induced anxieties," "hypnotically increasing ability to learn and recall complex written matter," studying hypnosis and polygraph examinations, "hypnotically increasing ability to observe and recall complex arrangements of physical objects," and studying "relationship of personality to susceptibility to hypnosis."[5] Experiments were conducted with drug induced hypnosis and with anterograde and retrograde amnesia while under the influence of such drugs.

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
HypnoticType of drug; induces unconsciousness.
Mass formationAn explanation promoted in 2021 of public reactions to the COVID-19/Response


References

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica, 2004: "a special psychological state with certain physiological attributes, resembling sleep only superficially and marked by a functioning of the individual at a level of awareness other than the ordinary conscious state".
  2. https://books.google.com/books?id=fgBrdEoTu3AC&q=hypnosis
  3. https://doi.org/10.1080%2F00029157.1994.10403122
  4. https://books.google.com/books?id=Ez7Nq80QMtoC
  5. Declassified - publisher: Michael-robinett.com