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Has hypnotism been used to enhance memory?

Has hypnotism been used to enhance memory? For example if I go to my friend's house, I may forget it's details like how many steps does there have or what color was it's door! This is my conscious ...
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Can this drug make “zombies” out of people in the sense they will do whatever they are told? [duplicate]

From here the drug referred to as Devil's breath "renders a person incapable of exercising free will". In the video at 3:27 one person claims people under the influence are completely susceptible to ...
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Can hypnosis music improve your quality of life?

I found sites like this one, offering "hypnosis music" which they claim can lead to a life-change. The sole objective of this site is to bring you FREE hypnosis mp3 downloads to help you uplift ...
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Can hypnosis increase breast size?

Dr Mark Griffiths Blog Also in 1977, Dr. Richard Willard published a study in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. Using a slightly different technique to the previously published ...
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Did Dave Elman contribute to an open heart surgery with hypnosis as the only anesthetic?

Colonel H.L. Elman (Dave's son): Among my father's many accomplishments, one that I treasure is the story of the man who was too weak for ANY of the many kinds of anesthesia drugs available in the ...
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Was the Mayo clinic one of the safest due to hypnotic anaesthesia in its early days?

The prestigious Mayo Clinic resulted from the results of hypnotic anesthesia trance. A nurse named “Alice Magaw” was the nurse-anesthetist who assisted at all of the Mayo Brothers surgical ...
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Is “instant” hypnotism possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does an Erikson handshake induction induce a cataleptic trance? Is "instant" hypnotism possible? Derren Brown apparently hypnotises with just a single touch to the neck ...
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Does an Erikson handshake induction induce a cataleptic trance?

One element of misdirection used by magician Derren Brown is to apparently place subjects into a catatonic state with the use of flashing lights or physical manipulation of the hands or arms. For ...
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Can John Morgan use hypnosis to cause people to quit smoking or lose weight?

John Morgan Seminars claim to be able to do two things via hypnosis: Cause someone to quit smoking forever (the radio commercial indicates usefulness for those smoking 3+ packs a day) and Cause ...
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Can “hypno programming” force someone to kill someone else?

From Convicted RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan seeks prison release: Sirhan "was an involuntary participant in the crimes being committed because he was subjected to sophisticated hypno programming and ...
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Is it possible to recall pre-birth memories via hypnosis?

In a TV show a hypnotist told stories that how he hypnotised some people and took them back in past (usual method in psychology), and he kept doing it till they reach their time of birth. After going ...
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Did this hypnotist accidentally leave participants 'in a trance'?

Is this just a lazy publicity stunt (intended or otherwise)? "Hypnotist's Mishap Leaves People In Trance" Via Sky News I'm sceptical of hypnosis, but haven't seen anything definitive either way.
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Can a hypnosis audiobook induce epileptic seizures?

I noticed a warning on a hypnosis/self-help audiobook that read as follows: Warning: This audiobook contains powerful techniques. Do not listen if you suffer from epilepsy. My inclination ...
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Is stage hypnotism a trick? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are participants in stage hypnosis paid stooges? I ask this after watching a recent Derren Brown (UK stage magician and hypnotist) TV program in which he sets out to ...
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Does staring at a flame slow brain activity?

I was looking for an answer to this question on the tubes and I was amazed to discover an impressive set of completely crap answers to this question. Photo by kayaker1204. Creative Common License. ...
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Are participants in stage hypnosis part of the show?

Are the volunteers actually part of the performance (i.e. paid or in other ways compensated) to perform like chickens etc., or is it actually possible to hypnotize people in the short space of time ...
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Has there ever been a case of a Manchurian-Candidate-style sleeper agent?

Pretty popular in fiction is the sleeper agent who is "activated" by a particular phrase, picture, or sound, and who then carries out a pretty complex mission or terroristic act. Are there any real ...
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Can an average person be involuntarily hypnotised?

Often hypnotism is accomplished by convincing an audience member to play along, or by selecting out someone who is suggestible. Can an average person be involuntarily hypnotised? Update: Let us ...
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Is hypnotherapy an effective treatment for addiction, anxiety, phobias and other psychological disorders?

According to this article found on the University of Maryland Medical Center website: ...problems or conditions that may respond to hypnotherapy include: Irritable bowel syndrome, Tension ...