Neuroimaging and genetic associations of attentional and hypnotic processes

Amir Raz, Jin Fan, Michael I. Posner

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In the aftermath of the human genome project, genotyping is fast becoming an affordable and technologically viable complement to phenotyping. Whereas attempts to characterize hypnotic responsiveness have been largely phenomenological, data emanating from exploratory genetic data may offer supplementary insights into the genetic bases of hypnotizability. We outline our genetic and neuroimaging findings and discuss potential implications to top-down control systems. These results may explain individual differences in hypnotizability and propose new ideas for studying the influence of suggestion on neural systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-491
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physiology Paris
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - Jun 2006


  • Attentional networks
  • Conflict reduction
  • Genetics
  • Hypnosis
  • Suggestion


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