Mechanisms of pain...URGENT
hjc at vt.edu
Fri Jun 7 12:18:22 EST 1996
You are interested in ways to control pain too.
There is a rich literature on the use of hypnosis in the control of pain
and also some excellent papers on the psychophysiology of hypnotic analgesia.
Here are a few references:
E.R. Hilgard and J.R. Hilgard (1994 - 3rd revision)
Hypnosis in the Relief of Pain
Crawford, H. J. (1994). Brain dynamics and hypnosis:
Attentional and disattentional processes.
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 52, 204-232.
Crawford, H. J., Gur, R. C., Skolnick, B., Gur, R. E.,
& Benson, D. M. (1993). Effects of hypnosis on regional
cerebral blood flow during ischemic pain
with and without suggested hypnotic analgesia.
International Journal of Psychophysiology, 15, 181-196.
Crawford, H. J., Brown, A. M., & Moon, C. E. (1993).
Sustained and dissociative-like attentional abilities:
Differences between low and highly hypnotizable persons.
Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 102, 534-543.
De Pascalis, V., Crawford, H. J., & Marucci, F. S. (1992).
Analgesia ipnotica nella modulazione del dolore:
Effeti sui potenziali somatosensoriali.
[The modulation of pain by hypnotic analgesia:
Effect on somatosensory evoked potentials.]
Comunicazioni Scientifiche di Psicologie Generale, 71-89.
Sabourin, J. M., Cutcomb, S. D., Crawford, H. J.,
& Pribram, K. (1990). EEG correlates of hypnotic susceptibility
and hypnotic trance: Spectral analysis and coherence.
International Journal of Psychophysiology, 10, 125-142.
Helen J. Crawford, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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