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File101 - Hypnosis and cognition: Neural basis of hypnotic suggestion on executive functions and perceptual awareness2019-032021-01

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-101
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
101 - Hypnosis and cognition: Neural basis of hypnotic suggestion on executive functions and perceptual awareness
Duration: 2019-03 - 2021-01
Researcher(s):
Rinaldo Livio Perri, Francesco Di Russo, Enrico Facco
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology, University Niccolò Cusano, Rome (Italy); Cognitive Neuroscience of Action lab, University Foro Italico, Rome (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Perri, R. L.
Secondary author(s):
Di Russo, F., Facco, E.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Event-related potential (ERP) / Hypnosis / Executive functions / Anterior insula / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

DocumentNeuroelectric evidences of top-down hypnotic modulation associated with somatosensory processing of sensory and limbic regions2019

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-101
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
101 - Hypnosis and cognition: Neural basis of hypnotic suggestion on executive functions and perceptual awareness
Duration: 2019-03 - 2021-01
Researcher(s):
Rinaldo Livio Perri, Francesco Di Russo, Enrico Facco
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology, University Niccolò Cusano, Rome (Italy); Cognitive Neuroscience of Action lab, University Foro Italico, Rome (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Perri, R. L.
Secondary author(s):
Di Russo, F., Facco, E.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Event-related potential (ERP) / Hypnosis / Executive functions / Anterior insula / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-101.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Neuroelectric evidences of top-down hypnotic modulation associated with somatosensory processing of sensory and limbic regions
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1053811919306950
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
A large literature indicated hypnosis as a useful tool to reduce pain perception, especially in high susceptible individuals. However, due to different methodological aspects, it was still not clear whether hypnosis modulates the early sensory processing of the stimuli or if it affects only the later stages of affective processing. In the present study, we measured the EEG activity of subjects with a medium level of hypnotizability while receiving electrical non-painful stimuli on the median nerve in the conditions of awake and hypnosis with suggestions of hypoesthesia. Subjective reports indicated that hypnosis reduced both the sensory and the affective perception of the stimuli. ERP data revealed that hypnosis reduced the activity of both the early (N20) and the late (P100, P150, P250) SEP components. Neuroelectric source imaging further confirmed the top-down hypnotic modulation of a network of brain areas including the SI (N20), SII (P100), right anterior insula (P150) and cingulate cortex (P150/P250). The present study provides neurophysiological evidence to the hypnotic regulation of somatosensory inputs outside of pain, that is since the earliest stage of thalamocortical processing. Also, because present subjects were selected regardless of the level of hypnotizability, inferences from the present study are more generalizable than investigations restricted to high-hypnotizable individuals.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Perri, R. L.
Secondary author(s):
Rossani, F., Di Russo, F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Perri, R. L., Rossani, F., & Di Russo, F. (2019). Neuroelectric evidences of top-down hypnotic modulation associated with somatosensory processing of sensory and limbic regions. Neuroimage, 202, 116104. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116104
2-year Impact Factor: 5.902|2019
Times cited: 4|2021-05-21
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) / Hypnosis / Hypoesthesia

DocumentCerebral mechanisms of hypnotic hypoesthesia. An ERP investigation on the expectancy stage of perception2020

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-101
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
101 - Hypnosis and cognition: Neural basis of hypnotic suggestion on executive functions and perceptual awareness
Duration: 2019-03 - 2021-01
Researcher(s):
Rinaldo Livio Perri, Francesco Di Russo, Enrico Facco
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology, University Niccolò Cusano, Rome (Italy); Cognitive Neuroscience of Action lab, University Foro Italico, Rome (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Perri, R. L.
Secondary author(s):
Di Russo, F., Facco, E.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Event-related potential (ERP) / Hypnosis / Executive functions / Anterior insula / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-101.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Cerebral mechanisms of hypnotic hypoesthesia. An ERP investigation on the expectancy stage of perception
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/psyp.13657
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The present study aims at identifying reliable markers of neural preparatory processes during hypnosis. To this goal, we recorded the electroencephalographic activity of 23 volunteers regardless of their hypnotizability score. Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) were elicited while participants received non-painful electrical stimuli on the left median nerve in the conditions of relaxation and hypnosis with suggestions of reduced sensation. SEPs analysis was focused on the pre-stimulus activity and revealed two main components: the prefrontal negativity (pN) and the somatosensory negativity (sN) over the frontal and parietal areas of the scalp, respectively. Results showed reduced amplitudes for both components under hypnosis, mostly for the pN, suggesting a change of top-down control of parietal and prefrontal areas. Furthermore, the sLORETA source imaging showed a deactivation of the lateral and anterior portions of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) during the hypnotic state. The present study highlights the downregulation of the PFC as a core aspect of the adopted hypnotic task and confirms the ability of hypnosis to modulate the activity of frontal executive functions. Further, since the majority of participants fell into the medium range of hypnotizability, the present findings could reflect the hypnosis effects in most of the population.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Perri, R. L.
Secondary author(s):
Facco, E., Quinzi, F., Bianco, V., Berchicci, M., Rossani, F., Di Russo, F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Perri, R. L., Facco, E., Quinzi, F., Bianco, V., Berchicci, M., Rossani, F., & Di Russo, F. (2020). Cerebral mechanisms of hypnotic hypoesthesia. An ERP investigation on the expectancy stage of perception. Psychophysiology. doi: 10.1111/psyp.13657
2-year Impact Factor: 4.016|2020
Times cited: 4|2021-08-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: ERP / Expectancy / Hypnosis / Hypnotizability / Prefrontal cortex / Somatosensory perception

DocumentNow you see one letter, now you see meaningless symbols: Perceptual and semantic hypnotic suggestions reduce stroop errors through different neurocognitive mechanisms2021

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-101
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
101 - Hypnosis and cognition: Neural basis of hypnotic suggestion on executive functions and perceptual awareness
Duration: 2019-03 - 2021-01
Researcher(s):
Rinaldo Livio Perri, Francesco Di Russo, Enrico Facco
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology, University Niccolò Cusano, Rome (Italy); Cognitive Neuroscience of Action lab, University Foro Italico, Rome (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Perri, R. L.
Secondary author(s):
Di Russo, F., Facco, E.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Event-related potential (ERP) / Hypnosis / Executive functions / Anterior insula / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-101.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Now you see one letter, now you see meaningless symbols: Perceptual and semantic hypnotic suggestions reduce stroop errors through different neurocognitive mechanisms
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2020.600083/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Compelling literature has suggested the possibility of adopting hypnotic suggestions to override the Stroop interference effect. However, most of these studies mainly reported behavioral data and were conducted on highly hypnotizable individuals. Thus, the question of the neural locus of the effects and their generalizability remains open. In the present study, we used the Stroop task in a within-subject design to test the neurocognitive effects of two hypnotic suggestions: the perceptual request to focus only on the central letter of the words and the semantic request to observe meaningless symbols. Behavioral results indicated that the two types of suggestions did not alter response time (RT), but both favored more accurate performance compared to the control condition. Both types of suggestions increased sensory awareness and reduced discriminative visual attention, but the perceptual request selectively engaged more executive control of the prefrontal cortex (PFC), and the semantic request selectively suppressed the temporal cortex activity devoted to graphemic analysis of the words. The present findings demonstrated that the perceptual and the semantic hypnotic suggestions reduced Stroop errors through common and specific top-down modulations of different neurocognitive processes but left the semantic activation unaltered. Finally, as we also recruited participants with a medium level of hypnotizability, the present data might be considered potentially representative of the majority of the population.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Perri, R. L.
Secondary author(s):
Bianco, V., Facco, E., Di Russo, F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Perri, R. L., Bianco, V., Facco, E., & Di Russo, F. (2021) Now you see one letter, now you see meaningless symbols: Perceptual and semantic hypnotic suggestions reduce stroop errors through different neurocognitive mechanisms. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 14: 600083. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.600083
2-year Impact Factor: 4.677|2020
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2021
Times cited: 1|2021-08-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Event-related potential (ERP) / Stroop / Hypnosis / Hypnotizability

Now you see one letter, now you see meaningless symbols: Perceptual and semantic hypnotic suggestions reduce stroop errors through different neurocognitive mechanisms

Now you see one letter, now you see meaningless symbols: Perceptual and semantic hypnotic suggestions reduce stroop errors through different neurocognitive mechanisms

DocumentFinal report - Hypnosis and cognition: Neural basis of hypnotic suggestion on executive functions and perceptual awareness2020

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-101
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
101 - Hypnosis and cognition: Neural basis of hypnotic suggestion on executive functions and perceptual awareness
Duration: 2019-03 - 2021-01
Researcher(s):
Rinaldo Livio Perri, Francesco Di Russo, Enrico Facco
Institution(s): Faculty of Psychology, University Niccolò Cusano, Rome (Italy); Cognitive Neuroscience of Action lab, University Foro Italico, Rome (Italy)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Perri, R. L.
Secondary author(s):
Di Russo, F., Facco, E.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Event-related potential (ERP) / Hypnosis / Executive functions / Anterior insula / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-101.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Hypnosis and cognition: Neural basis of hypnotic suggestion on executive functions and perceptual awareness
Publication year: 2020
URL:
https://www.bial.com/media/3491/hypnosis-and-cognition.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Compelling literature has suggested the possibility of adopting hypnotic suggestions to override the Stroop interference effect. However, most of these studies mainly reported behavioral data and were conducted on highly hypnotizable individuals. Thus, the question of the neural locus of the effects and their generalizability remains open.
AIMS
To recruit subjects regardless of their hypnotic responsiveness and test the behavioral and neurophysiological effects of different hypnotic suggestions during the Stroop task.
METHOD
In the present study, we used the Stroop task in a within-subject design to test the neurocognitive effects of two hypnotic suggestions: the perceptual request to focus only on the central letter of the words, and the semantic request to observe meaningless symbols.
RESULTS
Behavioral results indicated that the two types of suggestions did not alter response time, but both favored more accurate performance compared to the control condition. Both types of suggestions increased sensory awareness and reduced discriminative visual attention, but the perceptual request selectively engaged more executive control of the prefrontal cortex, and the semantic request selectively suppressed the temporal cortex activity devoted to graphemic analysis of the words.
CONCLUSIONS
The present findings demonstrated that the perceptual and the semantic hypnotic suggestions reduced Stroop errors through common and specific top-down modulations of decision-making processes but left the semantic activation unaltered. Finally, as we also recruited participants with a medium level of hypnotizability, the present data might be considered potentially representative of the majority of the population.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Perri, R. L.
Secondary author(s):
Facco, E., Di Russo, F.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Perri, R. L., Facco, E., & Di Russo, F. (2020). Final report - Hypnosis and cognition: Neural basis of hypnotic suggestion on executive functions and perceptual awareness.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Hypnosis / Hypnotizability / Stroop / Electroencephalogram (EEG) / Event-related potential (ERP)

Final report - Hypnosis and cognition: Neural basis of hypnotic suggestion on executive functions and perceptual awareness

Final report - Hypnosis and cognition: Neural basis of hypnotic suggestion on executive functions and perceptual awareness