Could you be hypnotised?


You are invited to participate in a study that will examine how people‚Äôs ability to imagine movement is related to hypnosis. 

Three experimental sessions will be conducted in the Movement Neuroscience Laboratory Building 731.134 at the University of Auckland Tamaki Campus, St Johns. The first two sessions will take approximately 2.5 hours each, and the third session 1 hour. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw from the study at any time without providing a reason.

At one session you will be asked to imagine carrying out a simple movement, while you are awake and while you are hypnotised.  At another session, you will be given suggestions that your right hand is stronger, while you are awake and while you are hypnotised.  Non-invasive and painless stimulation will be used to examine brain function during these first two sessions. 

For the third session, you will be administered a hypnotic induction and then given a series of suggestions to experience.  These will be used to determine how hypnotisable you are. 

No suggestions will be made that will make you do or say anything that will embarrass you.

For more information and to volunteer, please lease email Alexa Srzich