Is a capacity for negative priming correlated with hypnotizability? A preliminary study

D. David, B. J. King, J. J. Borkardt

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Abstract

Hypnotic responsiveness may depend upon the ability to inhibit the irrelevant stimuli that evoke responses that are incompatible with current goals (or the mapping between an irrelevant/disruptive stimulus and its response) in order to actively maintain task-relevant information. In a simple correlation design, the authors investigated the relationship between cognitive inhibition (negative priming) and hypnotic responsiveness. A statistically significant correlation was obtained between the extent of negative priming (measured in time latency) and hypnotic responsiveness (r=.491). Limitations of this preliminary study and implications for future work are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-37
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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