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Brain Activity and Functional Connectivity Associated with Hypnosis

… During hypnosis there was reduced activity in the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC), increased functional connectivity between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC;ECN) and the insula in the SN, and reduced connectivity between the ECN (DLPFC) and the DMN (PCC). These changes in neural activity underlie the focused attention, enhanced somatic and emotional control, and lack of self-consciousness that characterizes hypnosis.

Heidi Jiang et al, Brain Activity and Functional Connectivity Associated with Hypnosis, Cerebral Cortex, Volume 27, Issue 8, August 2017, 4083-4093. DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhw220

https://academic.oup.com/cercor/article/27/8/4083/3056452